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

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Genus:
Metallaxis Prout, 1932 . Novit. zool. 37 : 229.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Erythrolophus semiustus Swinhoe, 1894. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 14: 433.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Cherrapunji, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

In the original combination of the type-species, the generic name was published as * Erithrolophus, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 5 species in the genus METALLAXIS Prout, 1932 and a further 2 species in the genus "METALLAXIS".

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