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

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Genus:
Ourapteryx Leach, 1814 , in Leach & Nodder. Zool. Miscell. 1 : 79.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena sambucaria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 519.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 110.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [EUROPE]: Kashmir, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Included by Duponchel as * Ourapterix sambucata; the generic name is an incorrect subsequent spelling, the specific name an unjustified emendation by Duponchel; See also: Duponchel, 1830, ibidem 8 (1): 199.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ACAENA Treitschke, 1825; ENERGOPTERYX Thierry-Mieg, 1903; EUCTENURAPTERYX Warren, 1894; PHRUDURA Swinhoe, 1906; URAPTERA Billberg, 1820; and UROPTERYX Aggasiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of OURAPTERYX Leach, 1814.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 75 species and 13 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus OURAPTERYX.

Ourapteryx is tribe Ourapterygini (pers. comm. Peter Roelofs).

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Junior name(s):
Acaena Treitschke, 1825: 429.
Lars Hübner, 1806: [2].
Lars ; Kirby, 1897: 201.
Ourapterix ; Guérin-Méneville, 1827: 520.
Uraptera ; Billberg, 1820: 88.
Urapteryx ; Kirby & Spence, 1828: 248.
Uropteryx ; Agassiz, 1847: 267, 384, 385.


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