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

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Genus:
Gonoptera Berthold, 1827 , in Latreille. Nat. Familien Thierreichs : 483.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena libatrix Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 507.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited as `Noct. libatrix Fabr.,' an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Billberg, 1820, Enumeratio Insect. Mus. G. J. Billberg: 76, published the following 'Gonsptera Eg[o]. - Gonepteryx L[ea]ch.' in the butterfly family Pieridae. Scudder, 1875, Proc. Am. Acad. Arts. Sci. 10: 181, interpreted Billberg's emendation as a misspelling which should have read Gonoptera Billberg, 1820. Sherborn, 1926, Index Anim. (1801-850): 2758; Neave, 1939, Nomencl. Zool. 2: 504; and Hemming, 1967, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) Suppl.9: 201, have all listed Gonoptera Billberg, 1820. If this is accepted as a nomenclaturally available name, then Gonoptera Berthold, 1927, as well as being a junior objective synonym, is a junior homonym and has Scoliopteryx Germar, 1811, as its objective replacement name.

See: SCOLIOPTERYX Germar, 1810.

Poole (1989) included PTERODONTA R.L., 1817; EPHEMIAS Hübner, 1821; EUPHAIS Hübner, 1822; and GONOPTERA Berthold, 1827 as junior synonyms of SCOLIOPTERYX Germar, 1810.

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Senior name:
Scoliopteryx Germar, 1810: 14.


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