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Papilio palamedes leontis Rothschild & Jordan, 1906
(Palamedes Swallowtail)

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NE Mexico


(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 458. Type-species: Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 462, no. 27, by designation of Latreille (1810), Consid. gén. Anim. Crust. Arach. Ins.: 350, 440. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 703. The generic and subgeneric arrangement follows J. Miller (1987), Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186(4): 365-512.


Papilio palamedes Drury, 1773

Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 37-38, pl. 19, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (1770); 2: index (1773, name given).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Equ[es]. Ach[ivus]. Palamedes

Type Locality: “Carolina”

Types: Type(s) probably lost or unidentifiable.

=    chalcas Fabricius, 1775

Syst. Entomol.: 453, no. 44.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. E[ques]. A[chivus]. Chalcas

Type Locality: “America”

Types: Syntypes in HMUG.

Fabricius (1793), Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 31, no. 90, implied this synonymy.


Papilio palamedes leontis Rothschild & Jordan, 1906

Novit. Zool. 13(3): 599, no. 86b.

Original Combination: Papilio palamedes leontis

Type Locality: “Monterrey, Mexico” [Nuevo León]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Recorded from southern Texas by H. Freeman (1951) Field & Lab. 19(1): 32.



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