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

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Genus:
Prodryas Scudder, 1878 . Bull. U.S. geol. geog. Surv. Terr. 4 : 520.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : NYMPHALINAE : Tribe unassigned

Type-species:
Prodryas persephone Scudder, 1878. Bull. U.S. geol. geog. Surv. Terr. 4: 524.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page.

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder established this genus for a fossil butterfly obtained in the Tertiary deposits of Florissant, Colorado. He attributed this genus to the family Nymphalidae. This was the first fossil butterfly to be found in America.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Nymphalidae in Wikipedia


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