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

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Genus:
Platycerura Packard, 1864 . Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 3 : 373.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : PANTHEINAE

Type-species:
Platycerura furcilla Packard, 1864. Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 3: 374.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Massachusetts, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Platycerura was established in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Noctuidae by Grote, 1882, New Check List N. Am. Moths: 22.

Poole (1989) included ELATINA Duponchel, 1845; AUDELA Walker, 1861; and PLATYCERURA Packard, 1864 as junior synonyms of PANTHEA Hübner, 1820.

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