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

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Genus:
Amygdaloptera Gumppenberg, 1887 . Nova Acta Acad. Caesar. Leop. Carol. 49 : 326, 343, 374.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena testaria Fabricius, 1794. Entomologia systematica 3(2): 143. [(of Heteropsis Guenée, 1857)]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [NORTH AFRICA]: Barbaria [Barbary], (UZM, Copenhagen)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Amygdaloptera was proposed as the objective replacement name for Heteropsis Guenée, 1857.

Parsons et al. (1999) included HETEROPSIS Guenée, 1858; and PALAEOCTENIS Meyrick, 1892 as junior synonyms of AMYGDALOPTERA Gumppenberg, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus AMYGDALOPTERA.

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Junior name(s):
Heteropsis Guenée, 1857: 510.
Palaeoctenis Meyrick, 1892: 60 (key), 68.


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