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

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Nereisana Strand, 1911 . Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 55 : 38.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Chesias oranaria Lucas, 1849. Explor. scient. Algérie. 3: 393, pl.4, fig.4. [(of Pseudosterrha Rebel, 1901)]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes ALGERIA: Western, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Nereisana was proposed as the objective replacement name for Pseudosterrha Rebel, 1901.

Poole (1989) included NEREISANA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included PSEUDOSTERRHA Rebel, 1901 (preoccupied); and NOTHOSTERRHA Warrren, 1912 as junior synonyms of NEREISANA Strand, 1911.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus NEREISANA.

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Junior name(s):
Nothosterrha Warren, 1912: 283.
Pseudosterrha Rebel, 1901: 373.

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