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

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Genus:
Zygophyxia Prout, 1916 . Ann. Transv. Mus. 5 : 164.

Status:
Junior Homonym & Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : STERRHINAE

Type-species:
Zygophyxia tornisecta Prout, 1916. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 153.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male SOMALILAND [SOMALI REPUBLIC]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The genus was again proposed by Prout, 1916 June 30, Ann. Transv. Mus. 5: 164; the type-species designation accompanying this proposal is invalid because of the earlier monotypy.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 10 species in the genus ZYGOPHYXIA.

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Senior name:
Zygophyxia Prout, 1916: 153.


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