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

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Genus:
Phrudocentra Warren, 1895 . Novit. zool. 2 : 90. [Nomenclaturally available, but without described species until Warren, 1897, Novit. zool. 4: 429.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Phrudocentra pupillata Warren, 1897. Novit. zool. 4: 429.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male BRITISH GUIANA [GUYANA]: Rio Demerara, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Pitkin, 1966

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

When Phrudocentra was established, the only included nominal species, Phrudocentra pupillata, was a nomen nudum.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MELOCHLORA Warren, 1901; and NESIPOLA Warren, 1909 as junior synonyms of PHRUDOCENTRA Warren, 1895.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 34 species and 15 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus PHRUDOCENTRA.

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