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

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Prionoxystus Grote, 1882 . New Check List N. Am. Moths : 21, 63.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Cossus robiniae Peck, 1818. Mass. agric. Repository & J. 5: 72, pl.. [(of Xystus Grote, 1874)]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Massachusetts, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

C. robiniae is dated 1818 in the literature, including Sherborn, 1930, Index Anim. 1801-1850 (22): 5532. The date is probably that of the wrapper of a part, which I have not seen; the title-page of volume 5, of which I have a photocopy thanks to the courtesy of Dr D.C. Ferguson, U.S. National Museum, is dated 1819.

Prionoxystus was established as the objective replacement name for Xystus Grote, 1874.

PRIONOXYSTUS was included within the subfamily COSSIDAE: COSSINAE by Gentili & Horak, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Xystus Grote, 1874: 262.

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