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

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Genus:
Otus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 142.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : MACROGLOSSINA

Type-species:
Sphinx choerilus Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 91, pl.247, fig.A.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Rothschild & Jordan , 1903. Novit. zool. 9(Suppl.): 524.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A junior homonym of Otus Pennant, 1769, Ind. Zool.: 3, - Aves. The objective replacement name is Darapsa Walker, 1856.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list AMPELOECA Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 and OTUS Hübner, 1819 as junior names of DARAPSA Walker, 1856.

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Senior name:
Darapsa Walker, 1856: 77 (key), 182.


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