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Plataea Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 109, 123. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 29, 43. [Continued at end of additional comments].]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Plataea californiaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 1: wrapper, pl.94, fig.537.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [U.S.A.]: Californ[ia], [San Francisco County, San Francisco?], (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Plataea was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-133. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52; the title-page of this work is dated 1830-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given in the Introduction to this volume under Dates of some important Publications.

See also: Gorytodes Guenée, 1857.

Nomenclaturally available from 1855, but without included species until Herrich-Schäffer, [1856], ibidem (Samml. neuer ... Schmett.) 1: (1): wrapper, pl.94.

Parsons et al. (1999) included APICRENA Pearsall, 1911; and GORYTODES Guenée, 1858 as junior synonyms of PLATAEA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 10 species in the genus PLATAEA.

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Junior name(s):
Platea ; Dyar, 1903: 319.

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