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

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Genus:
Seydelia Kiriakoff, 1952 . Bull. Annls Soc. r. ent. Belg. 88 : 40.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Seydelia celsicola Toulgoët, 1976. Nouv. Rev. ent. 6: 295, fig.5.

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as Callarctia ellioti Butler, a misidentification)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) RWANDA: Nyungwé Forest, Wincka, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Kiriakoff, 1952, ibidem 88: 40 cited Callarctia ellioti Butler, 1895, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895: 739, pl.43, fig.6, as type-species, but this was a misiddentification of a then undescribed taxon as shown by Toulgoët, 1976, ibidem 6: 296, who established it as Seydelia turlini celsicola. This is a case of a misidentified type-species. Under the Code, Article 70(a), such cases should be referred to the Commission.

S. celsicola was established as and is currently placed as a subspecies of Seydelia turlini Toulgoët, 1976, ibidem 6: 294, fig.4.

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