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

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Genus:
Gigantothea Prout, 1912 , in Wytsman. Genera Insect. 129 : 15 [key], 161.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Chlorochroma gigas Warren, 1903. Novit. zool. 10: 355.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 9 males, 1 female BRITISH NEW GUINEA: [Papua New Guinea], Upper Aroa River, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 3 species in the genus GIGANTOTHEA.

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