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

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Genus:
Polyptychus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 141.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SMERINTHINAE : SMERINTHINI

Type-species:
Sphinx dentatus Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 42, pl.125, fig.G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 184.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Coromandel coast, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. dentatus is dated from the wrapper of part 11 of the work, not from the title-page of volume 2 which is dated 1779.

POLYPTYCHUS was included within the subfamily SPHINGIDAE: SMERINTHINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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