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

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Genus:
Palaeomystella Fletcher, 1940 . Entomologists Rec. J. Var. 52 : 18.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : AGONOXENINAE

Type-species:
Palaeomystis chalcopeda Meyrick, 1931. Exotic Microlepid. 4: 55. [(of Palaeomystis Meyrick, 1931)]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included PALAEOMYSTELLA in the family AGONOXENIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of ELACHISTIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Palaeomystella was established as an objective replacement name for Palaeomystis Meyrick, 1931, a junior homonym.

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Junior name(s):
Palaeomystis Meyrick, 1931: 55.


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