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

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Genus:
Polygonia Guenée, 1868 . Ent. mon. Mag. 5 : 41.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Polygonia fortinata Guenée, 1868. Ent. mon. Mag. 5: 41.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) NEW ZEALAND: Canterbury, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior homonym of Polygonia Hübner, [1819] 1816, Verz. bekannter Schmett.: 36 - Lepid. Nymphalidae. There is no objective replacement name, but P. fortinata is congeneric with Ischalis thermochromata Walker, [1863], the type-species of Ischalis Walker, [1863]. The latter is thus available as a subjective replacement name.

See: ISCHALIS Walker, [1863] 1862.

Parsons et al. (1999) included GONOPHYLLA Meyrick, 1885; PHYLLODOCE Meyrick, 1883; POLYGONIA Guenée, 1868; and STRATOCLEIS Meyrick, 1883 as junior synonyms of ISCHALIS Walker, 1863.

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Senior name:
Ischalis Walker, 1863: 1749.


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