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

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Genus:
Amalthea Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 326 [key].

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Geometra bajaria Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 315.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Amalthea Rafinesque, 1815, Analyse: 123 - Hymenoptera. There is no objective replacement name, but G. bajaria is congeneric with Geometra leucophaearia [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, the type-species of Agriopis Hübner, [1825]; the latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: AGRIOPIS Hübner, [1825] 1816.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMALTHEA Hübner, 1825; ANISOPTERYX Stephens, 1827; and CRYOPEGA Dumont, 1925 as junior synonyms of AGRIOPIS Hübner, 1825.

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Senior name:
Agriopis Hübner, 1825: 320.


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