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

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Polygonus Hübner, 1825 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl.[144].    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Polygonus lividus Hübner, 1825. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[144].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Polygonus lividus Hübner is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio leo Gmelin, [1790] (in Linnaeus, Syst. Nat. (ed. 13) 1 (5) : 2363).

Cowan (1970: 54) stated:-

"Polygenus to read - Polygonus", [type-species].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Acolastus Scudder, 1872: 50.
Nennius Kirby, 1902: 105.
Poligonus ; Hayward, 1933: pl.14, fig. 8.
Polygenus ; Hemming, 1967: 368.
Polygonius ; Spitz, 1932: 869.

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