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Papilio eurymedon Lucas, 1852 (1805)
(Pale Tiger Swallowtail)

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W USA & Canada, Baja California Norte

Synonymy

(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 458. Type-species: Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 462, no. 27, by designation of Latreille (1810), Consid. gén. Anim. Crust. Arach. Ins.: 350, 440. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 703. The generic and subgeneric arrangement follows J. Miller (1987), Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186(4): 365-512.

 

Papilio eurymedon Lucas, 1852 (1805)

Revue Mag. Zool. (2)4(3): 140-141.

Original Combination: Papilio Eurymedon

Type Locality: “Californie”; defined as “vicinity of Queen Lily Campground, near Belden, North Fork Feather River, 2400', Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (3): 78.

Types: Lectotype in MNHP, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (3): 78, figs. 7 ♂ D, 8 ♂ V.

Wakeham-Dawson (2003), Bull. Zool. Nomen. 60(4): 311-312, established Papilio eurymedon Lucas 1852, as a nomen protectum (Code Article 23.9.2).

                   =    ‡antinous Donovan, 1805

Epitome Ins. New Holland: pl. 16 and explicative page.

Original Combination: Papilio Antinous

Type Locality: “New South Wales” in error. [Australia]

Types: Holotype in ANIC; figured by Upton (1985), J. Lepid. Soc. 38(3): 158, fig. 2 ♂ D.

This name was discovered as a senior synonym of P. eurymedon by Upton (1985) ibid. However, Wakeham-Dawson (2003), Bull. Zool. Nomen. 60(4): 311-312, established Papilio antinous Lucas 1852, as a nomen oblitum (Code Article 23.9.2).

                   =    ‡eurymedon Boisduval, 1852

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 280-281, no. 2

Original Combination: Papilio eurymedon

Type Locality: “Californie” implied from the title of the paper.

Types: Syntypes in USNM.

Preoccupied by Papilio eurymedon Lucas, 1852, Revue Mag. Zool. (2)4(3): 140-141.

            =    albanus C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865

Reise Novara Zool. (1): 93-94, no. 71.

Original Combination: Papilio Albanus

Type Locality: “California”; defined as “Queen Lily Campgrouned, near Belden, North Fork Feather River Canyon, 2400' elev., Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts.: 88.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (3): 88, figs., 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.

This taxon was listed without a description or indication by C. Felder and R. Felder (1864), Verh. zool.-bot Ges. Wien 14: 314, no. 349; a nomen nudum.

                   =    ‡”subnigrata” Schultz, 1908

Entomol. Z. 22(23): 92.

Original Combination: Papilio eurymedon ab. (nov.) subnigrata

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Location of “type” not known.

                   =    ‡”cocklei” Gunder, 1925

Entomol. News 36(7): 200, no. 12, pl. 5, fig. 12 ♂ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Papilio eurymedon form albanus ab. ♂ cocklei

Type Locality: “Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 1, fig. 1 ♂ D.

                   =    ‡”columbiana” Gunder, 1927

Entomol. News 38(9): 267-268, pl. 5, fig. D ♂ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Papilio eurymedon form albanus tr. f. columbiana

Type Locality: “Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

‡”lewisii” W. F. Kirby, 1884

Papilio 4(5-6): 104.

Original Combination: Papilio Lewisii (Peale manuscript)

This taxon is either a nomen nudum or an unjustified replacement name.

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