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

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Genus:
Tathorhynchus Hampson, 1894 . Fauna Br. India (Moths) 2 : xiii, 268.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Scopula vinctalis Walker, 1866. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1476.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as `T. vinctale Wlk')]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 5 (male & female) [INDIA] & AUSTRALIA: S. Hindostan & Sydney, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

S. vinctalis is a junior subjective synonym of Spintherops exsiccata Lederer, 1855, Verh. zool.-bot. Ver. Wien 5 (Sber.): 204, pl. 2, fig. 12.

Poole (1989) included TATHORHYNCHUS in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included XYMEHOPS Viette, 1954 as a junior synonym of TATHORHYNCHUS Hampson, 1894.

Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus TATHORHYNCHUS.

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Junior name(s):
Tathorhyncus ; Bethune-Baker, 1911: 538.


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