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

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Genus:
Pterodonta R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817 . Jena. allg. Lit.-Ztg 1 : 286.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena libatrix Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 507.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Nye , 1975. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 1: 443.

Type specimens:
Type EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Pterodonta R. L., is a junior objective synonym of Scoliopteryx Germar, 1811.

See: SCOLIOPTERYX Germar, 1811.

Poole (1989) included PTERODONTA R.L., 1817; EPHEMIAS Hübner, 1821; EUPHAIS Hübner, 1822; and GONOPTERA Berthold, 1827 as junior synonyms of SCOLIOPTERYX Germar, 1810.

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Senior name:
Scoliopteryx Germar, 1810: 14.


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