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

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Stigmellites Kernbach, 1967 . Ber. naturhist. Ges. Hannover 111 : 104.

Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Stigmellites heringi Kernbach, 1967. Ber. naturhist. Ges. Hannover 111: 104, fig.3.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Article 68(a)(i) of the Code (Edn 3) does not apply to generic names proposed after 1930 and, if applied strictly, Stigmellites would be an unavailable name, leaving two available species-group names without an available generic name. Stigmellites heringi was followed by the formula "n. gen., n. sp.", the second included nominal species Stigmellites pliotityrella, was followed by only "n. sp." Kernbach's intentions were clear and his original designation using the formula defined by the Code (Edn 3), Article 68(a)(i), has been adopted in this catalogue.

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