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

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Genus:
Coscinia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 169.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena cribrum Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 302.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1901. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3: 203, 204,.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SWEDEN: southern, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

but cited as P. cribraria Linnaeus, 1758, a nominal species not originally included in Coscinia). Hampson, on page 204, placed cribraria as the senior synonym of cribrum, a nominal species originally included in Coscinia. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.

P. cribrum is a junior subjective synonym of P. cribraria Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 507. Incorrect type-species: Phalaena striata Linnaeus, 1758, a nominal species not originally included in Coscinia, and not linked in synonymy with one of the originally included nominal species when designated by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 343.

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Junior name(s):
Euprepia Herrich-Schäffer, 1846: 141.


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