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

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Porona Schaus, 1901 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 27 : 170.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Porona dissimilis Schaus, 1901. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 27: 171.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [BRAZIL]: Parana, Castro, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

From a multiple original spelling in which both Porona and * Porana were used I adopt Porona, the spelling used by subsequent authors.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus PORONA.

Pitkin (2002) included Hemioplisis Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; Comibaena Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; Drepanodes Guenée, [1858]; Halesa Walker, 1860; Astatomorpha Warren, 1894; and Porona Schaus, 1901 as junior synonyms of Patalene Herrich-Schäffer, [1854] 1

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Junior name(s):
Porana ; Schaus, 1901: 171.

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