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

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Genus:
Cyphosea Grote, 1896 . Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1896 : xiv.

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena syringaria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 520.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository).. (Type locality not stated)

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Proposed unnecessarily as an objective replacement name for Pericallia Stephens, 1828. The objective replacement name Apeira Gistl, 1848, had already been proposed.

See: APEIRA Gistl, 1848.

Parsons et al. (1999) included CYPHOSEA Grote, 1896; and PERICALLIA Stephens, 1828 as junior synonyms of APEIRA Gistl, 1848.

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Senior name:
Apeira Gistel, 1848: xi.


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