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

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Genus:
Scioglyptis Guest, 1887 . Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 9 : 136.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Boarmia canescaria GuenĂ©e, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 249.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 186.

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NOUVELLE-HOLLANDE [AUSTRALIA]?: stated doubtfully to be Nouvelle-Hollande, i.e. AUSTRALIA, where the species is now known to be widely distributed., (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Scioglyptis 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 PARATHEMIS Warren, 1898 as a junior synonym of SCIOGLYPTIS Guest, 1887.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 6 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus SCIOGLYPTIS Huest, 1887 and a further 1 species in the genus "SCIOGLYPTIS".

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