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

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Genus:
Acanthosphinx Aurivillius, 1891 . Ent. Tidskr. 12 : 228.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SMERINTHINAE : SMERINTHINI

Type-species:
Ambulyx guessfeldtii Dewitz, 1879. Mitt. münch. ent. Ver. 3: 27, pl.2, fig.1.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [ANGOLA]: [Cabinda] Chinchoxo, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

The type-species was originally published as Ambulyx * Güssfeldtii, an incorrect spelling of the specific name under Article 32(c)(i) of the Code.

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