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

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Amphitorna Turner, 1911 . Ann. Qd Mus. 10 : 95.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Amphitorna lechriodes Turner, 1926. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 51: 414.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included as Oreta fuscimargo Warren, a misidentification)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRALIA: N. Queensland, Kuranda, near Cairns, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The only species originally included in Amphitorna by Turner was misidentified by him as Oreta fuscimargo Warren, 1896. The misidentification was corrected and, Oreto fuscimargo Warren sensu Turner, was described as Amphitorna lechriodes by Turner in 1926.

See Frontispiece 2, fig.17, Amphitorna lechriodes Turner, male. [Originally described in the Geometridae].

Under Article 70(a) of the Code, the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission.

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Junior name(s):
Cyclura Warren, 1897: 14.

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