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

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Genus:
Psyra Walker, 1860 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (21) : 311 [key], 482.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Psyra cuneata Walker, 1860. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 483.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [INDIA]: North Hindostan, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included ORBASIA Swinhoe, 1894; and ONCODOCNEMIS Rebel, 1901 as junior synonyms of PSYRA Walker, 1860 [November 10].

Parsons et al. (1999) included 15 species and 7 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus PSYRA.

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