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

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Genus:
Archaeolepis Whalley, 1985 . Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Geo.) 39(3) : 158.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
Superfamily unassigned : ARCHAEOLEPIDAE

Type-species:
Archaeolepis mane Whalley, 1985. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Geo.) 39(3): 159.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by ? Author , ? Year. ? Publication

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Archaeolepidae was designated a new family (of Lepidoptera incertae sedis) with the type-genus Archaeolepis, from the Lower Jurassic, Whalley, 1985, Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology 39 (3) : 159.

The presence of wing scales is supposed to indicate that this fossil is lepidopteran (Kristensen & Skalski 1998; Grimaldi & Engel 2005). See also ARCHAEOLEPIS and included species.


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