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

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Genus:
Peteroma Schaus, 1906 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 30 : 113.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Peteroma lignea Schaus, 1906. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 30: 113.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) VENEZUELA: Aroa, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Nye (1975 1) stated:-

A junior homonym of Peteroma Schaus, 1901. There is no objective replacement name, but P. lignea is congeneric with P. jarinta Schaus, the type-species of Peteroma Schaus, 1901. The latter is therefore available as the subjective replacement name.

Poole (1989) included PETEROMA Schaus, 1901 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of PETEROMA Schaus, 1901.

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Senior name:
Peteroma Schaus, 1901: 78.


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