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

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Paracossus Hampson, 1904 . J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 16(1) : 152.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : COSSIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Paracossus furcata Hampson, 1904. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 16: 152, pl.D, fig.30.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BURMA]: Pegu, Magane, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Paracossus was first published as a monotypic genus on the legend to plate D, included in part 1 of volume 16, where the type-species was illustrated.

A diagnosis of Paracossus and the description of P. furcata and of a second species, P. parva sp.n., were published the following year by Hampson, 1905 April 15, ibidem 16 (2): 194, 195.

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