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

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Genus:
Ptychoptera Christoph, 1881 . Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 55(3) : 83.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Ptychoptera staudingeri Christoph, 1881. Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 55(3): 85.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Ptychoptera Meigen, 1803, Magazin Insektenk. (Illiger) 2: 262 - Diptera. The objective replacement name is Ptygmatophora Gumppenberg, 1887.

See: PTYGMATOPHORA Gumppenberg, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included BESSOPHORA Meyrick, 1892; and PTYCHOPTERA Christoph, 1881 as junior synonyms of PTYGMATOPHORA Gumppenberg, 1887.

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Senior name:
Ptygmatophora Gumppenberg, 1887: 334, 344, 374.


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