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

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Genus:
Zerynthia Curtis, 1830 . British entomology 6 : 296.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena didymata Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 528.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: Locality unknown, Depository unknown..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Zerynthia Ochsenheimer, 1816, Schmett. Eur. 4: 29 - Lepid. Papilionidae. There is no objective replacement name, but P. didymata is currently regarded as congeneric with Geometra albulata [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, the type-species of Perizoma Hübner, [1825]. The latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: PERIZOMA Hübner, [1825] 1816.

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Senior name:
Perizoma Hübner, 1825: 327.


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