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

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Panthiades Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 79.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio pelion Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 10, pl.6, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 237.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Hübner placed in this genus two nominal species, of which Papilio pelion Cramer was the second. Scudder took the view that these nominal species represented no more than the female and male respectively of the same taxon and accordingly considered that this genus was monotypical, in which view however he was in error. Scudder went on to say that the type-species was Papilio pelion. Although Scudder thought that he was merely noting an existing fact, his action constitutes (under Article 69 (a) (iii)) valid selection of the above species to be the type-species.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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