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

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Amplypterus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 133.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Sphinx panopus Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 50, pl.224, figs A, B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 674.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAVA: Samarang, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. panopus is dated from the wrapper of part 19, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

The statement by Grote, 1865, Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 5: 64, `Amplypterus Hübn. (Amplypterus Walk., Clemens), contains discordant material, while A. Ganascus [sic] is regarded evidently as the typical species of his genus by Hübner', has been mistakenly construed as a designation by Grote of Sphinx gannascus Stoll, 1790, as the type-species of Amplypterus Hübner, [1819]. The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1954, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 6 Opinion 275, ruled that Grote's statement did not constitute a type-species designation and that Kirby's designation of Sphinx panopus Cramer, 1779, is the first valid type-species designation for Amplypterus Hübner, [1819], which was then placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology with Name No.693.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list CALYMNIA Walker, 1856; and COMPSOGENE Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 as junior synonyms of AMPLYPTERUS Hübner, 1819.

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Junior name(s):
Amblypterus ; Smith, 1888: 60.
Calymnia Walker, 1856: 77 (key), 123.
Compsogene Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 173 (key), 188.

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