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

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Genus:
Maxates Moore, 1887 . Lepid. Ceylon 3 : 436.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Thalassodes coelataria Walker, 1861. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 552.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included as *caelataria, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CEYLON [SRI LANKA]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included GELASMA Warren, 1893; THALERURA Swinhoe, 1894; and THALERURA Warren, 1894 as junior synonyms of MAXATES Moore, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 100 species and 13 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MAXATES.

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