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

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Genus:
Ametris Hübner, 1822 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl.[220].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : OENOCHROMINAE

Type-species:
Ametris nitocritaria Hübner, 1822. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[220], figs 1-4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: . Type locality unknown

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A. nitocritaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena nitocris Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 148, 176, pl.275, fig.A.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MECOCERAS Guenée, 1858 as a junior synonym of AMETRIS Hübner, 1822.

Parsons et al. (1999) included2 species in the genus AMETRIS.

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Junior name(s):
Mecoceras Guenée, 1857: 388.


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