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

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Genus:
Epicasis Meyrick, 1886 . Trans. N.Z. Inst. 18 : 184.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym & Unnecessary Replacement

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Declana niveata Butler, 1879. Cist. ent. 2: 500. [(of Atossa Meyrick, 1883)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [NEW ZEALAND]: [Dunedin], Otago, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Epicasis was proposed as the objective replacement name for Atossa Meyrick, 1883; it was again proposed by Meyrick, 1886, Trans. N.Z. Inst. 18: 184.

Parsons et al. (1999) included AMPHITAPE Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875; ANATOSSA Warren, 1894; ARGUA Walker, 1863 [December 19] ; ATOSSA Meyrick, 1883; DETUNDA Walker, 1865 [April 2]; EPICASIS Meyrick, 1885; IPANA Walker, 1858 [October 9]; and POLITEIA Walker, 1865 [April ] as junior synonyms of DECLANA Walker, 1858 [October 9].

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Senior name:
Epicasis Meyrick, 1885: 589.


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