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

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Phanerothyris Warren, 1895 . Novit. zool. 2 : 127.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tephrosia brunnearia Leech, 1897. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 19: 339.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 161.

Type specimens:
Syntypes - including at least 2 males, 1 female [CHINA]: Central and Western Cina, Ichang; Chang-yang; Moupin; Omei-shan, (BMNH, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-
Phanerothyris was nomenclaturally available from 1895 but the only included name, Boarmia * Incertaria Leech which Warren designated as type-species, was a nomen nudum. No additional information or explanation appears in Warren's manuscript or in his notebooks and Prout recorded in his Ascotinae notebook `There is no such species in Leech, 1897, nor do I find in BM nor in Entomologist (Suppl.) [1891]'.

I have not found any subsequently included species, so in order to place this generic name I have included the above-designated type-species, Tephrosia brunnearia, which agrees in structure with the generic diagnosis.

T. brunnearia is a junior subjective synonym of Tephrosia sinearia Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes, (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 9: 269.

See also: Rectopis Inoue, 1943.

Parsons et al. (1999) included RECTOPIS Inoue, 1943 as a junior synonym of PHANEROTHYRIS Warren, 1895.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus PHANEROTHYRIS.

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