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

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Genus:
Xenopepla Prout, 1910 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 6 : 238.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : GEOMETRINAE

Type-species:
Xenopepla bicuneata Prout, 1910. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8), 6: 238.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male COLOMBIA: El Congo, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Xenopepla Warren, 1907, Novit. zool. 14: 210 - Lepid. Geometridae. There is no objective replacement name, but X. bicuneata is currently treated as congeneric with Xenopepla flavinigra Warren, 1907, the type-species of Xenopepla Warren, 1907; the latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: XENOPEPLA Warren, 1907.

Parsons et al. (1999) included XENOPEPLA Prout, 1910 as a junior synonym of XENOPEPLA Warre

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Senior name:
Xenopepla Warren, 1907: 210.


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