Fletcher & Nye (1982) and Nye & Fletcher (1991, ibidem) stated:-
Brachysoma Austaut, 1880, was established in the Bombycidae. Somabrachys was established as its objective replacement name and placed in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Megalopygidae by Otherthür, 1911, Etud. Lépid. comp. 5 (1): 227; and placed in a seperate family, Somabrachidae, now Somabrachyidae, by Hampson, 1920, Novit. zool. 26: 262, and by Brock, 1971, J. nat. Hist. 5: 34, where the generic and the familial names were spelt incorrectly as * Sommabrachys and * Sommabrachidae respectively.
On the advice of our colleague, Mr. D.J. Carter, who has examined larvae of Somabrachys, the genus was retained in the Megalopygidae in Fletcher & Nye, 1982, Generic Names Moths World 4: 151.
See also: * Sommabrachys Brock, 1971.
SOMABRACHYS was included within the family SOMABRACHYIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).
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