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

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Genus:
Tinea Linnaeus, 1758 . Systema Naturae (Edn 10) 1 : 534.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : TINEIDAE : TINEINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena pellionella Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 536.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1957. Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 15: 253 (Opinion 450).    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page.

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was established in the subgenus Tinea Linnaeus, 1758. Tinea was placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name Number 1061, with P. pellionella designated as type-species under the plenary powers of the Commission.

Neave, 1940, Nomencl. zool. 4: 496, cited "Tinea Denis & Schiffermüller 1775" as the first available use of the name.

See also: Autoses Hbner, [1825]; Dystinea Bürner, 1925; * Ses Hübner, [1806]; Ses Hübner, 1822; * Taenia Walker, 1855; * Tinaea Geoffroy, 1762; * Tinaea Müller, 1764; Tinearia Rafinesque, 1815.

TINEA was included within the subfamily TINEIDAE: TINEINAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

Robinson (2001) included the type-species of ACEDES Hübner, 1825; SCLEROPLASTA Meyrick, 1919; and TINEOPIS Zagulajev, 1960 in the genus TINEA Linnaeus, 1758.

Robinson (2001) included 67 species in the genus.

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Junior name(s):
Autoses Hübner, 1825: 401.
Dystinea Börner, 1925: 372.
Ses Hübner, 1822: 68, 73, 75-77, 79.
Taenia ; Walker, 1855: 927.
Tinaea ; Müller, 1764: XIX.
Tinearia ; Rafinesque, 1815: 129.


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