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

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Genus:
Parnassius Latreille, 1804 . Nouv. Dict. Hist. nat. 24(Tab.) : 185, 199.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PAPILIONIDAE : PARNASSIINAE : PARNASSIINI

Type-species:
Papilio apollo Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 465.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Duponchel, 1835 is the correct authorship of Parnassiinae, not Swainson, 1840; Kocak 1989, Priamus 5 (1-2) : 4.

PARNASSIUS was included within the subfamily PAPILIONIDAE: PARNASSIINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to PARNASSIUS and included species.

Junior name(s):
Doribis ; dos Passos, 1964: 31, 118.
Doritis Fabricius, 1807: 283.
Dorits ; Gistel, 1857: 415.
Parnassis Hübner, 1819: 90.
Pornassius ; Blanchard, 1840: pl.3.
Therius Billberg, 1820: 75.


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