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

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Genus:
Ceratophora Guenée, 1858 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9(Atlas) : 3, pl.3.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : PHIDITIINAE

Type-species:
Ceratonyx carmelitaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 194. [; 1858, ibidem 9 (Atlas): pl.3, fig.6]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: [Nova Friburgo] Nouvelle-Fribourg, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) and Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

A junior homonym of Ceratophora Gray, [1835] 1833-1834, Illust. Indian Zool. 2: pl.68, fig.2, Reptilia. There is no objective replacement name, but C. carmelitaria is a senior subjective synonym of Sorocaba anomala Moore, 1882, the type-species of Sorocaba Moore, 1882; the latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Ceratophora Guenée, 1858, was established in the Geometridae; and was transferred to the Lymantriidae by Fletcher (1979: 192).

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Senior name:
Sorocaba Moore, 1882: 331, 354.


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