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

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Polyura Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 79.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio pyrrhus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 462.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 255.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Both Eriboea Hübner, [1819], and also Eulepis Billberg, 1820, were formerly applied to the present genus by various authors through misconceptions as to the type-species of those genera. Particulars have been given in the note on Eriboea.

Polyura Billberg, 1820 was designated as the type-genus for the new tribe Polyurini (Charaxidae, Charaxinae) [Polyura is now placed in the Nymphalidae, Charaxinae] by Rydon, 1971, Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 83 : 284.

POLYURA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: CHARAXINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Eulepis Scudder, 1875: 170.
Pareriboea Roepke, 1938: 346.

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