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

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Genus:
Prophalonia Rebel, 1936 . Dt. ent. Z. Iris 49 : 167.

Status:
Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Prophalonia gigas Rebel, 1936. Dt. ent. Z. Iris 49: 167, fig.1.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type status unknown Country unknown: Locality unknown, Depository unknown..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The Code (Edn 3), Article 68(b)(i), states that the formula "gen. n., sp. n.", or its equivalent, applied before 1931 to only one of two or more new nominal species included in a newly established nominal genus or subgenus, is deemed to be an original designation if no other type-species was designated. Out of the two originally included species only P. gigas fulfilled this requirement but as Prophalonia was published after 1930 and there was no type-species designated the name is technically unavailable under Article 13(b). However, it would be pedantic and serve no useful purpose to rename this fossil taxon so Prophalonia Rebel, 1936, is here treated as an available name which the Commission would almost certainly ratify if asked to do so. Prophalonia was established in the Tortricidae; it was transferred to the Tineoidea by Skaiski, 1973, Dt. ent. Z. (N.F.) 20: 342.

Not included in Robinson (2001).

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