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

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Genus:
Metarranthis Warren, 1894 . Novit. zool. 1 : 436.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Epirranthis obfirmaria Hübner, 1823. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[219].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [NORTH AMERICA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

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

Parsons et al. (1999) included 13 species and 4 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus METARRANTHIS.

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