Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Ornipholidotos Bethune-Baker, 1914 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1914 : 319.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pentila kirbyi Aurivillius, 1895. Ent. Tidskr. 16: 198.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1967. Bull. zool. Nom. 24: 145 (Opinion 814).    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

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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