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

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Genus:
Xeropteryx Butler, 1883 . J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 17 : 197 [key], 203, pl.9, figs 5, 6.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Ourapteryx columbicola Walker, 1860. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 11.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1895. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 3: 149.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

In the original combination of the type-species the generic name was published as * Urapteryx, an incorrect subsequent spelling.

Parsons et al. (1999) included only 1 species in the genus XEROPTERYX.

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Junior name(s):
Xenopteryx ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 429.


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