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

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Perichares Scudder, 1872 . Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4 : 60.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio coridon Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 533.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Papilio coridon Fabricius is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of the name Papilio coridon Poda, 1761 (Ins. Mus. graec. : 77). The oldest available name subjectively applicable to the type-species of this genus is considered on taxonomic grounds to be Papilio philetes Gmelin, [1790] (in Linnaeus, Syst. Nat. (ed. 13) 1 (5) : 2364).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Ferichares ; Maza & Bezaury, 1992: 236.
Parichares ; Ebert, 1968: 234.
Perihares ; Williams & Bell, 1931: 286.

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