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

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Genus:
Somabrachys Kirby, 1892 . Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1 : 930.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : SOMABRACHYIDAE

Type-species:
Brachysoma codeti Austaut, 1880. Naturaliste 2: 284. [(of Brachysomia August, 1880)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) ALGERIA: Daya, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) and Nye & Fletcher (1991, ibidem) stated:-

Brachysoma Austaut, 1880, was established in the Bombycidae. Somabrachys was established as its objective replacement name and placed in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Megalopygidae by Otherthür, 1911, Etud. Lépid. comp. 5 (1): 227; and placed in a seperate family, Somabrachidae, now Somabrachyidae, by Hampson, 1920, Novit. zool. 26: 262, and by Brock, 1971, J. nat. Hist. 5: 34, where the generic and the familial names were spelt incorrectly as * Sommabrachys and * Sommabrachidae respectively.

On the advice of our colleague, Mr. D.J. Carter, who has examined larvae of Somabrachys, the genus was retained in the Megalopygidae in Fletcher & Nye, 1982, Generic Names Moths World 4: 151.

See also: * Sommabrachys Brock, 1971.

SOMABRACHYS was included within the family SOMABRACHYIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Brachysoma Austaut, 1880: 284.
Sommabrachys ; Brock, 1971: 34.


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