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

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Genus:
Zythos Fletcher, 1979 , in Nye. Generic Names Moths World 3 : 218.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Nobilia turbata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1098. [(of Nobilia Walker, 1861)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male, 1 female [BORNEO]: SARAWAK: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Established as an objective replacement name for NOBILIA Walker, 1861.

Parsons et al. (1999) included NOBILIA Walker, 1861 as a junior synonym of ZYTHOS Fletcher, 1979.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 11 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ZYTHOS.

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Junior name(s):
Nobilia Walker, 1861: 950 (key).


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