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

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Genus:
Pterourus Scopoli, 1777 . Intr. Hist. nat. : 433. ["Pterovrvs"]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PAPILIONIDAE : PAPILIONINAE : PAPILIONINI

Type-species:
Papilio troilus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 459.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1872. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4: 64.

Type specimens:
Neotype USA: SOUTH CAROLINA: Charleston Co., vic. Middleton Place Plantation, (MGCL).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

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

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Junior name(s):
Pterurus ; Scudder, 1872: 43.
Pterurus ; Kirby, 1896: 289.


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