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

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Prionophora Meyrick, 1879 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 3 : 179.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Crambus ruptellus Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 173.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) AUSTRALIA: Queensland, Moreton Bay, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Prionophora Westwood, 1848, Cabinet oriental Ent. : 85, -Coleoptera. The objective replacement name is Meyrickella Berg, 1898. An earlier usage of the name i. e. * Prionophora Dejean, 1833, Cat. Coléoptères Colln M. le Comte Dejean (Edn. 2):78, was undescribed and included a single undescribed species.

See: MEYRICKELLA Berg, 1898.

Poole (1989) included PRIONOPHORA Meyrick, 1879 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of MEYRICKELLA B

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Senior name:
Meyrickella Berg, 1898: 42.

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