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

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Genus:
Epipristis Meyrick, 1888 . Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 2 : 836 [key], 916.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Epipristis oxycyma Meyrick, 1888. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2), 2: 916.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Turner , 1910. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 35: 632. [(as a junior name of minimaria Guenée, which Turner placed (on the same page) as a senior synonym of oxycyma Meyrick, 1888, one of the nominal species originally included in Epipristis)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 4, both sexes AUSTRALIA: Queensland, Duaringa, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

E. oxycyma is currently treated as a subspecies of Hypochroma nelearia Guenée, 1857, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) 9: 279.

See also: Terpnidia Butler, 1892.

Parsons et al. (1999) included PINGARMIA Sterneck, 1927; and TERPNIDIA Butler, 1892 as junior synonyms of EPIPRISTIS Meyrick, 1888.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 8 species and 4 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus EPIPRISTIS.

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