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

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Genus:
Scelidacantha Hulst, 1896 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23 : 255 [key], 261.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Lithostege triseriata Packard, 1874. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 6: 39.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male, 1 female [U.S.A.]: Col[orado], Denver; Rocky Mountains, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus SCELIDACANTHA.

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