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

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Genus:
Orixa Walker, 1869 , in Chapman. Proc. nat. Hist. Soc. Glasgow 1 : 367.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Orixa filifera Walker, 1869. In: Chapman, Proc. nat. Hist. Soc. Glasgow 1: 367.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male CONGO: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Orixa Gray, 1852, Synopsis Mollusca Gt Br.: 277, - Mollusca. The objective replacement name is Xoria nom. n. [Nye, 1975].

See: XORIA Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included ORIXA Walker, 1869 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of XORIA Nye, 1975.

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Senior name:
Xoria Nye, 1975: 506.


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