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

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Genus:
Spinuncus Wehrli, 1935 . Ent. Z., Frankf. a.M. 48 : 162.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Abraxas celidota Wehrli, 1931. Mitt. dt. ent. Ges. 2: 102.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 10 males, 10 females CHINA: [Szechwan (Sichuan), Taichien-lu [Kangding]; Wassekou; Sumpanting; Yahotal; Kunkalaschan, (ZSBS, Munich)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Spinuncus was originally proposed as a subgenus of Abraxas Leach, [1815].

Parsons et al. (1999) included CALLISPILUS Agassiz, 1847; CALOSPILUS Hübner, 1816; CHOOREECHILLUM Lucas, 1901; DEXTRIDENS Wehrli, 1934; DICERATODESIA Wehrli, 1935; EMPRIONONYX Wehrli, 1936; ISOSTICTIA Wehrli, 1934; MESOHYPOLEUCA Wehrli, 1935; OMOPHYSETA Warren, 1894; POTERA Moore, 1879; PRIONONYX Wehrli, 1935; RHABDOTAEDOEAGUS Wehrli, 1935; SILABRAXAS Swinhoe, 1900; SPILOTA Hübner, 1822; SPINUNCUS Wehrli, 1935; and TRIMERESIA Wehrli, 1935 as junior synonyms of ABRAXAS Leach, 1815.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 176 species and 37 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus ABRAXAS Leach.

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