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

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Genus:
Xandrames Moore, 1867 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1867 : 634.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Xandrames dholaria Moore, 1867. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 634.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1895. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 3: 250. [(as a junior name of latiferaria Walker, 1860, which Hampson placed (on the same page) as a senior synonym of dholaria Moore, 1868, one of the nominal species originally included in Xandrames]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - both sexes [INDIA]: Darjeeling, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Hampson considered X. dholaria to be a junior subjective synonym of Pachyodes latiferaria Walker, 1860, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 21: 445. The two are now known to be distinct species, but their change in status does not invalidate Hampson's type-species designation.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 7 species and 6 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus XANDRAMES.

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Junior name(s):
Chandrames ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 430.


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