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

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Genus:
Metaprotus Hampson, 1898 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1898 : 604 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
SIMAETHISTOIDEA : SIMAETHISTIDAE

Type-species:
Gonocausta asuridia Butler, 1886. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 429, pl.10, fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Nomenclaturally available but without included nominal species until Hampson, 1899 June ibidem 1899 (1): 282

Kristensen, 1999: 219, included the Australian genus Metaprotus (2 species) in Simaethistidae.

METAPROTUS was included within the family SIMAETHISTIDAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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