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

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Genus:
Amelora Guest, 1887 . Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 9 : 137.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Panagra sparsularia Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 10: 131. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.12, fig.4]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 9.

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [AUSTRALIA]: Tasmanie [Tasmania], [probably near Hobart], (MNHN, Paris)..

Lectotype Desig. by:McQuillan, 1996

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Amelora was used by Guest without any indication that it was a new generic name. The name was probably obtained from Meyrick as an identification and was unintentionally made nomenclaturally available before Meyrick's generic description was published.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMELORA Meyrick, 1892; LIODES Guenée, 1857; STINOPTILA Turner, 1947; and XANTHOLEPIDOTE Gumppenberg, 1887 as junior synonyms of AMELORA Guest, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included34 species in the genus AMELORA.

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Junior name(s):
Amelora Meyrick, 1892: 583 (key), 646.
Aspilates Meyrick, 1890: 1196.


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