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Urbanus teleus (Hübner, 1821)
(Teleus Longtail)

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S Texas to Argentina

Synonymy

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

Genus Urbanus Hübner, [1807]

Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pls. [150], [151], [155], [159]. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163 (as figured by Hübner [1807], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [155]), by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 200. Steinhauser (1981), Bull. Allyn Mus. (62): 1-43, revised the proteus group, and (1987), Bull. Allyn Mus. (111): 1-16, detailed species-group names in this genus.

      =    ‡Thymele [Illiger], 1807

Allg. Lit.-Zeit. 2(303): 1180. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163, designated by Bridges (1985), Notes on Family- and Genus-group names (IV): 123. Suppressed by I.C.Z.N. Opinion 232, and placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 48; it is also a junior objective synonym of Urbanus Hübner, [1807].

      =    ‡Goniurus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 104. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163, by designation of Westwood (1852), in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. 2(54): 510. A junior objective synonym of Urbanus Hübner, [1807].

      =    ‡Eudamus Swainson, 1831

Zool. Illustr. (2)2(11): pl. 48, unnumbered text. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163, by original designation. A junior objective synonym of Urbanus Hübner, [1807].

‡”Lyroptera” Plötz, 1881

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 42(10-12): 500. This name was introduced by Plötz (citing Hopffer) in the synonymy of Eudamus Swainson, 1831. Hemming (1967), Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. Suppl. 9: 271, stated that the type-species is Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, by monotypy; L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 7, duplicated this citation. This is incorrect because “Lyroptera” Plötz is a nomen nudum and not available.

 

Urbanus teleus (Hübner, 1821)

Index exot. Lepid.: [3].

Original Combination: Goniurus Teleus

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Proposed for the figures in Hübner [1808], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [154], figs. 2 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V (as Urbanus dorantes).

            =    eurycles (Latreille, [1824])

Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (714), 730, no. 5; cited Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163, Papilio dorantes Stoll, 1790, Aanhangs. Werk Uitl. Kapellen Pieter Cramer (2): 149; (3): pl. 39, fig. 9 ♂ V; 183 (index), and P. simplicius Stoll, 1790, Aanhangs. Werk Uitl. Kapellen Pieter Cramer (3): 171, pl. 39, figs. 6, 6e; 184 (index).

Original Combination: Hesperia Eurycles

Type Locality: “Bresil”

Types: Holotype in MNHP.

            =    zalanthus (Plötz, 1881)

Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou 55(3): 3, no. 6; cited unpublished pl. 5.

Original Combination: Goniurus Zalanthus

Type Locality: “Allagra” [Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil]

Types: Holotype (#5070) in ZMHB.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 133, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.

            =    latipennis (Mabille & Vuillot, 1891)

Novit. Lepid. (5): 36, pl. 5, fig. 1 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Goniurus latipennis

Type Locality: “Cayenne” [French Guiana]

Types: Holotype may be in MNHP.

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