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

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Oxytoxia Mabille, 1904 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 17(b) : 90 [key], 93.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Telesto doubledayi Felder, 1863. Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 13: 491.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Lindsey , 1925. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1): 9.

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Felder [sic, see below] cited three nominal species as belonging to this genus ; of these, the above species only was mentioned by Sharp when recording this generic name in the Zoological Record for the year 1904 (41 (Ins.) : 252). Lindsey (1925) misread Sharp's entry regarding this name, treating it as having constituted a selection of the above species as the type-species of this genus. Actually, it was Lindsey himself in the above paper who first definitely selected a type-species for this genus.

Cowan (1968: 13) stated:-

OXYTOXIA, line 4; "Felder" should read; Mabille.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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