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

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Genus:
Pygopteryx Staudinger, 1887 . Mém. Lépid. 3 : 230.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Pygopteryx suava Staudinger, 1887. In: Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 3: 230, pl.13 [recte 17], fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.S.R.]: Amur region, Sidemi and Vladivostok, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Pygopteryx was originally placed in the Notodontidae.

See also Prionoxanthia Draudt, 1950.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Pygopteryx was established in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Noctuidae by Inoue, 1958, Check List Lepid. Japan (5): 497.

Poole (1989) included PYGOPTERYX in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included PRIONOXANTHIA Draudt, 1950 as a junior synonym of PYGOPTERYX Staudinger, 1887.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus PYGOPTERYX.

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