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

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Genus:
Plegapteryx Herrich-Schäffer, 1856 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.80, figs 462, 463. [[1858], ibidem 1: 76.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Plegapteryx anomalus Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.80, figs 462, 463.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) SIERRA LEONE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A note published on the wrapper accompanying plates 71-78 of this work, dated 31 December 1855, stated that the names of those species figured on plates 69, 70, 79-82 would follow with the next issued parts; evidently these latter six plates appeared in 1855 without legends; a wrapper is in the Zoological Museum in Berlin. Dalla Torre, 1927, Ent. NachrBl. Troppau 1 (2): 2, dated the issue of plate 80 as September 1856, the date being taken from a copy of the work in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vien

Parsons et al. (1999) included NEUROPOLODES Warren, 1895; RHAMPHOPTERYX Bryk, 1913; and SYNDETODES Warren, 1902 as junior synonyms of PLEGAPTERYX Herrich-Schäffer, 1856.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 8 species in the genus PLEGAPTERYX.

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