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Talides Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 106.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Talides sinois Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 106.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 275. [(as a junior name of sergestus)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

[Talides sinois Hübner, [1819]] - [a nominal species established as a replacement for the nominal species Papilio sinon Stoll, [1781] (in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (29) : 101, pl. 342, figs D, E), the name of which is invalid as a junior homonym of Papilio sinon Poda, 1761 (Ins. Mus. graec. : 62)].

The first effort to provide this genus with a type-species was made by Butler in 1870 (Ent. mon. Mag. 7 : 93), but this attempt was unsuccessful, for the nominal species then selected, Talides athenion Hübner was then (as published in the Verzeichniss) only a nomen nudum, and was not an available name until published in [1825] (Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl. [148]). When Scudder (1825) selected Talides sinois Hübner, he followed the practice adopted throughout his paper of associating with the species cited by Hübner the name, where different, used for that species by Kirby in 1871. The species so associated by Kirby (: 591) namely Papilio segestus Cramer, [1775], is not currently identified with Talides sinois, but this does not in any way affect the validity of Scudder's type-selection.

The replacement specific name sinois Hübner, the name of the type-species of Talides, is the oldest available name applicable to that species.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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