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

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Genus:
Gonora Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (31) : 151.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Gonora heliconiata Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 151.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [COLOMBIA]: Bogota, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

G. heliconiata is a junior subjective synonym of Dioptis hyelosioides Walker, 1862, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1: 70.

Gonora was originally proposed in the Dioptidae, but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; I have not found any published reference to the transfer.

See also: Phelodes Felder, 1874.

Parsons et al. (1999) included PHELODES Felder, 1874 as a junior synonym of GONORA Walker, 1865.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species in the genus GONORA.

Pitkin (2002) included Hylasia Boisduval, 1870; and Phelodes Felder, 1874 as junior synonyms of Gonora Walker, [1865] 1864.


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