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

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Genus:
Amathia Duponchel, 1829 , in Godart & Duponchel. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2) : 112 [key]. [Also 1830, ibidem 8 (1): 486.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena sexalata Retzius, 1783. In: Degeer, Genera et Species Insect. : 50.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but included as sexalata Villers, an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Amathia Lamouroux, 1812, Nouv. Bull. Soc. philom. Paris 3 (63): 184 - Bryozoa. There is no objective replacement name, but P. sexalata is a senior subjective synonym of Phalaena sexalisata Hübner, [1788], the type-species of Pterapherapteryx Curtis, 1825; the latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: PTERAPHERAPTERYX Curtis, 1825.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMATHIA Duponchel, 1829; and MYSTICOPTERA Meyrick, 1892 as junior synonyms of PTERAPHERAPTERYX Curtis, 1825.

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Senior name:
Pterapherapteryx Curtis, 1825: 64.


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