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

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Pteronycta Fawcett, 1917 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1917 : 240.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Pteronycta fasciata Fawcett, 1917. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 241.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Gaede , 1939. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 15: 287. [(as fasciata Hampson, for Pteronycta Hampson.)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [MALAWI] NYASALAND ZOMBA (E. BALLARD): ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1: 420

Nye (1975) stated:-

The name Pteronycta fasciata originated from Hampson but was used, together with a brief description, and unintentionally made nomenclaturally available by Fawcett prior to its proposal and description by Hampson.

Poole (1989) included PTERONYCTA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included PTERONYCTA Hampson, 1926 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of PTERONYCTA Fawcett, 1918.

Poole (1989) included 6 species in the genus PTERONYCTA.

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Junior name(s):
Pteronycta Hampson, 1926: 122.

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