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

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Scythocentropus Speiser, 1902 . Berl. ent. Z. 47 : 140.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Xylina scripturosa Eversmann, 1854. Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 27(2): 190.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.S.R.]: Kazak, S. Kirghiz steppe, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Scythocentropus was proposed as the objective replacement name for Centropus Christoph, 1889.

Poole (1989) included SCYTHOCENTROPUS in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included CENTROPUS Christoph, 1889 (preoccupied); HUGONIA ALperaky, 1902; and CENTROPODIA Hampson, 1908 as junior synonyms of SCYTHOCENTROPUS Speiser, 1902.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus SCYTHOCENTROPUS.

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Junior name(s):
Centropodia Hampson, 1908: xii (key), 452.
Centropus Christoph, 1889: 30.
Hugonia Alphéraky, 1908: 267.
Scythocentropia ; Oberthür, 1912: 332.

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