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

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Genus:
Oberthueria Staudinger, 1892 , in Romanoff. Mém. Lépid. 6 : 337.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : PRISMOSTICTINAE

Type-species:
Euphranor caeca Oberthür, 1880. Étud. ent. 5: 40, pl.6, fig.2.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A junior homonym and a junior objective synonym of Oberthueria Kirby, 1892 [July 9]. Oberthueria Staudinger was established as an objective replacement name for Euphranor Oberthür, 1880.

The title-page of volume 6 of Romanoff's Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères is dated 1892, without the month or the day of publication being specified. Dr I.M. Kerzhner, librarian of the All-Union Entomological Society in Leningrad, has very kindly made extensive searches of the Russian literature of the period and has succeeded in dating the work [July 1-July 12] 1892.

In a letter dated 25.vii.1977, Dr Kerzhner drew attention to a note by Staudinger, 1901, i Staudinger & Rebel, Cat. Lepid. palaearct. Faunengeb. 1: 223, no.2355, which dated volume 6 of Romanoff's work as July 1892.
In a letter dated 24.xi.1978, Dr Kerzhner wrote `The volume was published in the printing-house of M.M.Stasiulevitsh who was a well-known Russian historian, editor and public man.

Stasiulevitsh edited a monthly magazine 'Vestnik Evropy' (European Herald). In Vestnik Evropy 1892, vol.IV, July on p.444, in a list of books and booklets received in the editorial office in June (julian calendar) we receive as interval between July 1 and July 12.

No information was obtained by search in; I.M.M. Stasiulevitsh and his contemporaries in their correspondence, 5 vols, 1911-1913 (in Russian). The edition was not finished and the published part contains no letters from Romanoff or Staudinger. 2. Newspaper `Sankt Petersburgskie vedomosti' (News of St Petersburg) for June-July 1892.'

Article 21(e) of the Code states that where the date of publication of a work is a range of dates then the work is to be dated from the latest day within the range. Voume 6 of Romanoff's work has therefore been dated [12 July] 1882.

Oberthueria Staudinger was first published as * Oberthüria, an incorrect original spelling under Article 32(c)(i) of the Code.

OBERTHUERIA was included (as OBERTHUERIINAE) in the subfamily PRISMOSTICTINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Senior name:
Oberthueria Kirby, 1892: 720.


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