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

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Genus:
Palafrontia Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 6 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACRONICTINAE

Type-species:
Amefrontia purpurea Hampson, 1899. Bull. Lpool Mus. 2: 37.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species in volume 7. Hampson's key to genera in volume 7 is repeated with amendments in volume 8. The couplet in volume 7: 6 leading to Patafrontia is repeated with in volume 8: 4 but leads to Amefrontia Hampson, which has an included species, A. purpurea Hampson, in 8: 417.

Palafrontia is a junior objective synonym of Amefrontia Hampson, 1899.

See: AMEFRONTIA Hampson, 1899.

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Senior name:
Amefrontia Hampson, 1899: 37.


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