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

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Genus:
Abraxides Aurivillius, 1882 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (n.f.) 19(5) : 165.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena tricinctaria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 523.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
? Type status [INDONESIA]: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Type-locality stated to be America, but this was evidently an error for the species is not known to occur in the New World; the species occurs in INDONESIA (Moluccas and New Guinea)

Notes:
The type-species is included in CTIMENE Boisduval, 1832 by Parsons et. al. (1999), but there is no mention of ABRAXIDES Aurivillius, 1882 being a junior synonym of that genus.

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