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

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Genus:
Rhinosia Treitschke, 1833 , in Ochsenheimer. Schmett. Eur. 9(2) : 9.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Tinea ustalella Fabricius, 1794. Entomologia systematica 3(2): 307.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1838. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 11: 15.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was included by Treitschke and cited by Duponchel as * Ustulella, an incorrect subsequent spelling. Unavailable designation of type-Species Alucita costella Fabricius, 1775, was designated by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 1: 137. In the Introduction to the volume, pages 1-154, Boisduval reviewed earlier classification of lepidoptera and designated as many as three different type-species for each generic name. In his "Exposé de notre Méthode", pages 155-690, no type-species designation was made for any of the genera he himself used. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 69(a)(iv), the type-species designation of an author is eligible for consideration if he states that it is the type".. and if it is clear that the author accepts it as the type-species". Boisdival's type designation, although clearly stated, do not fufill the last requirement and so are unavailable. Even though Boisduval's 1836 work was well known to lepidopterists, the type-designation contained in a have not been accepted by Hemming or by other authors. The citation by Duponchel is acceptable as a type-species designation as it is contained in the continuation of a layout in which Duponchel stated in the same work, 7 (2): 102, that the species so cited were the types of genera.

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