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

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Genus:
Geometra Linnaeus, 1758 . Systema Naturae (Edn 10) 1 : 519.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena papilionaria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 522.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1957. Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 15: 253 (Opinion 450).    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [SWEDEN?]: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology with Name No.1058, with Phalaena papilionaria designated as type-species under the plenary powers of the Commission.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 16 species and 5 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus GEOMETRA.

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Junior name(s):
Hipparchus Leach, 1815: 134.
Holothalassis Hübner, 1823: 285.
Leptornis Billberg, 1820: 90.
Terpna ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1854: wrapper, pl.41, figs 205, 206.
Terpne Hübner, 1806: [2].
Terpne Hübner, 1818: 25, 29, [34].
Terpne Hübner, 1822: 38-41, 44, 47, 48, 51, 52.
Terpne Kirby, 1897: 217.


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