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

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Genus:
Petrophora Hübner, 1808 . Erste Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. : 5.

Status:
Rejected Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Notes:
Nye (1975) and Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Included in a work rejected for nomenclatural purposes by Int. Commn zool. Nom., 1966, Bull. zool. Nom. 23 Opinion 789: 216.

Placed in the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology with Name No. 1880.

The only included species, * Petrophora bistrigata Hübner, 1808, ibidem: 5, was later made nomenclaturally available as Ptichodis bistrigata Hübner, 1818.

See: PTICHODIS Hübner, 1818.

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Senior name:
Ptichodis Hübner, 1818: 21.


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