Hemming (1967) stated:-
Since this entry was made, an application has been made to the Commission to set aside this type-designation and instead to designate Pentila kirbyi Aurivillius, 1895, as the type-species, on the grounds that (a) it is the species upon which Bethane-Baker based his description and (b) Pentila mahata Dewitz is unrecognizable (See Stempffer, H., 1965, Bull. zool. Nom. 22 : 57).
Cowan (1968: 7) stated:-
Opinion 814 ruled that Ornipholidotos Bethune-Baker, 1914 (List : 324 and footnote) is to have as type-species Pentila kirbyi Aurivillius, 1895, Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 198."
[This replaces Pentila muhata Dewitz, 1886, Dtsch. ent. Z. 30 : 428, pl. 2, figs 6, 6a, in Hemming 1967, (p.324).
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).
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