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

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Genus:
Shapis Nye, 1975 . Generic Names Moths World 1 : 449.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGARISTINAE

Type-species:
Josia noctilux Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 312. [(of Phasis Walker, 1854)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male BRAZIL: Tapajos, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PHASIS Walker, 1854 (preoccupied); and SHAPIS Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of MELANCHROIOPSIS Dyar, 1918.

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Junior name(s):
Phasis Walker, 1854: 312.


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