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

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Ptygmatophora Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 334, 344, 374.

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Ptychoptera staudingeri Christoph, 1881. Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 55(3): 85. [(of Ptychoptera Christoph, 1881)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [USSR]: [Amur district], Raddefka, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Ptygmatophora was proposed as the objective replacement name for Ptychoptera Christoph, 1881.

Parsons et al. (1999) included BESSOPHORA Meyrick, 1892; and PTYCHOPTERA Christoph, 1881 as junior synonyms of PTYGMATOPHORA Gumppenberg, 1887.

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

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Junior name(s):
Bessophora Meyrick, 1892: 61 (key), 63.
Ptychoptera Christoph, 1881: 83.

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