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

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Genus:
Physocleora Warren, 1897 . Novit. zool. 4 : 469.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Physocleora pauper Warren, 1897. Novit. zool. 4: 469.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 165.

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male, 2 females SURINAM; BRITISH GUIANA [GUYANA]: Rio Demerara, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The original designation by Warren of Physocleora punctilla Schaus is invalid, as the latter was at that time a nomen nudum.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 36 species in the genus PHYSOCLEORA.

Pitkin (2002) included Stenalcidia Warren, 1897 as a junior synonym of Physocleora Warren, 1897.

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