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

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Genus:
Dactyloceras Mell, 1930 . Dt. ent. Z. 1929 : 389.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BRAHMAEIDAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lucina Drury, 1782. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 46, index [1], pl.34, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SIERRA LEONE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Dactyloceras Mell, 1930, is not preoccupied by * Dactyloceras Fischer, 1879, J. Conch. Paris (3) 19: 254, an incorrect subsequent spelling of Dactylioceras Hyatt, 1867.

DACTYLOCERAS was included within the family BRAHMAEIDAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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