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

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Pteronycta Hampson, 1926 . Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 122.

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Pteronycta fasciata Hampson, 1926. Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 123. [(a junior primary homonym whose objective replacement name is Pteronycta fasciata Fawcett, 1918)]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [MALAWI] NYASALAND: Zomba (E. Ballard), (BMNH, London)..

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

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Pteronycta Fawcett, 1918, -Lepid., Noctuidae. This generic name originated from Hampson but was used and unintentionally made nomenclaturally available by Fawcett prior to its proposal and generic description by Hampson. The lectotype of P. fasciata Hampson is the same specimen as the lectotype of P. fasciata Fawcett, 1918. Therefore Pteronycta Fawcett, 1918, is the objective replacement name.

See: PTERONYCTA Fawcett, 1918.

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

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Senior name:
Pteronycta Fawcett, 1918: 240.

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