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

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Genus:
Chersotis Boisduval, 1840 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 103.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua rectangula Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 78. [(but included by Boisduval as `rectangula F.', an incorrect authorship)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1843. In: d'Orbigny, Dict. univl Hist. Nat. 3: 471.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Notes:
Cyrebia Guenée in Boisduval & Guenée 1852 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Chersotis Boisduval, 1840 by Kocak 1987, Priamus 4 (3) : 121.

Poole (1989) included CYREBIA Guenée, 1840 as a junior synonym of CHERSOTIS Boisduval, 1840.

Poole (1989) included 55 species in the genus CHERSOTIS.

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