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

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Genus:
Mixocera Warren, 1901 . Novit. zool. 8 : 206.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Nemoria parvulata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1559.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as M. indecretata Walker)]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [INDIA]: Hindostan, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Prout, 1912, in Wytsman, Genera Insect. 129: 242, footnote, has shown that Warren's diagnosis of Mixocera was based on Nemoria parvulata Walker, which Warren had misidentified as Geometra indecretata Walker, [1863], ibidem 26: 1555; thus G. indecretata Walker sensu Warren = Nemoria parvulata Walker, [1863].

See Frontispiece 1, fig.3, Nemoria parvulata Walker, male.

Under Article 70(a) of the Code, the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission.

Thelycera Prout, 1912 was established to denote a subgenus of Mixocera Warren, 1910 and was raised to generic level by Hausmann, 1994, Atalanta (Markleuthen) 25 (3-4), Dezember : 581.

Parsons et al. (1999) included GYNANDRIA Turner, 1910 as a junior synonym of MIXOCERA Warren, 1901.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 10 species in the genus MIXOCERA.

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