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

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Proteides Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 105.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio mercurius Fabricius, 1787. Mantissa Ins. : 86.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Butler , 1870. Ent. mon. Mag. 7(76): 93.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The type-species of this genus was formerly known subjectively by the older name Papilio idas Cramer, [1779] (Uitl. Kapellen 3 (22) : 118), but that name is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Papilio idas Linnaeus, 1761 (Faun. svec. (ed. 2) : 284) [a name validated by the Commission when in Opinion 269 it suppressed the earlier name Papilio idas Linnaeus, 1758].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Proteide ; Ronna, 1923: 254.

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