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

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Genus:
Protesilaus Swainson, 1832 . Zoological illustrations 3 : pl.93.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PAPILIONIDAE : PAPILIONINAE : LEPTOCIRCINI

Type-species:
Papilio protesilaus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 463.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status NORTH AMERICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Cosmodesmus Haase, 1891: 15.


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