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

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Genus:
Ceratophora Heinemann, 1870 . Schmett. Dtl. Schweiz (2) 2(1) : 325.

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Recurvaria rufescens Haworth, 1828. Lepid. Br. : 555.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Walsingham , 1911. Biol. centr.-amer. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera, 4: 84.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

A junior homonym of Ceratophora Gray, [1832-35], Illust. Indian Zool. 2: pl.68, - Reptilia. There is no objective replacement name but Spuler, 1910, Schmett. Eur. 2: 351, placed R. rufescens in the same genus as Tinea dimidiella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, the type-species of Brachmia Hübner, [1825]; the latter is thus available for use a subjective replacement name.


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Senior name:
Brachmia Hübner, 1825: 419.


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