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

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Genus:
Malleco Rindge, 1971 . Bull. amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 145 : 311 [key], 314.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Malleco versicolor Rindge, 1971. Bull. amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 145: 314, figs 2, 6, 9.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CHILE: Arauco Province, Nahuelbuta Mountains, east of Angol, Caramavida, (AMNH, New York)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

M. versicolor is a senior subjective synonym of Brillosa epulauquena Heimlich, 1973, Mitt. m√ľnch. ent. Ges. 63: 180, pl.6, figs 1, 2.

See also: Brillosa Heimlich, 1973.

Parsons et al. (1999) included BRILLOSA Heimlich, 1973 as a junior synonym of MALLECO Rindge, 1971.

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

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