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

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Genus:
Platyprosopa Warren, 1913 , in Seitz. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 11 : 133.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Bagada nigrostrigata Bethune-Baker, 1906. Novit. zool. 13: 209.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NEW GUINEA: [Papua], Dinawa, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

The date of publication of the part of Seitz containing page 133, was stated on page 129 as 1913 January 20th in both the English and German editions.

Poole (1989) included PLATYPROSOPA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus PLATYPROSOPA.

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