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

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Genus:
Polythysana Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1199 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available but without included species until Walker, 1855 [December 8], ibidem 6: 1314]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : HEMILEUCINAE

Type-species:
Attacus rubrescens Blanchard, 1852. In: Gay, Hist. fis. pol. Chile (Zool.), 7: 60. [; 1854, Atlas Hist. Chile 2 (Ent., Lepid.): pl.4, fig.3]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) CHILE: Coquimbo, (? Depository)..

Notes:
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