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

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Genus:
Xylopteryx Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 215.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Xylopteryx protearia Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 215. [; 1858, ibidem Atlas: pl.4, fig.8 (legend as Tephrosia protearia)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 4 males, 3 females [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cap de Bonne-Espérance [Cape of Good Hope], (MNHN, Paris)..

Notes:
Parsons et al. (1999) included 27 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus XYLOPTERYX.

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