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

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Genus:
Mallomus Blanchard, 1852 , in Gay. Hist. fis. pol. Chile (Zool.) 7 : 70.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Mallomus ciliatus Blanchard, 1852. In: Gay, Hist. fis. pol. Chile (Zool.), 7: 71, Lepid. pl.6 fig.5.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) CHILE: Coquimbo, (MNHN, Paris)..

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Mallomus was established in the Hepialidae; it was transferred to the Geometridae Ennominae by Rindge, 1983, Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 175: 201.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ANTYGOPHANES Prout, 1910; DASYSTOLE Warren, 1907; DISTAGMA Staudinger, 1899; LASIOPS Warren, 1895; MICRODONTOPERA Prout, 1910; PSEUDOSALPIS Staudinger, 1899; and SALPIS Mabille, 1885 as junior synonym of MALLOMUS Blanchard, 1852.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 54 species in the genus MALLOMUS.

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