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

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Genus:
Cercophora Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : 122.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Trichura druryi Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 126.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
? by original designation/monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Record from the BMNH card index of Lepidoptera names.

The index card gives CERCOPHORA Herrich-Schäffer, 1854: 122 as a junior synonym of TRICHURA Hübner, 1819: 126.

The index gives Trichura druryi as the type-species of both genus-group names. They are therefore objective synonyms.

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Senior name:
Trichura Hübner, 1819: 126.


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