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

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Palaephatus Butler, 1883 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 : 82.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Palaephatus falsus Butler, 1883. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 82, pl.11 fig.11.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

The new superfamily Palaephatoidea was designated for the Palaephatidae by Davis, 1986, Smithsonian contributions to Zoology (No. 434) : 60.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Palaephatus was included in the Tineidae by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 159; it was transferred as the type-genus of a new family Palaephatidae by Davis, 1986, Smithson. Contr. Zool. 434: 64.

PALAEPHATUS was included within the family PALAEPHATIDAE by Davis, in Kristensen (199

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