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Papilio polyxenes coloro W. G. Wright, 1905
(Desert Swallowtail)

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far SW USA

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 polyxenes Fabricius, 1775

Syst. Entomol.: 444-445, no. 10.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. E[ques]. T[rojanus]. Polyxenes

Type Locality: “America”; further defined as “Americae meridionali insulis” by Fabricius (1781), Spec. Ins. 2: 4, no. 13; defined as “Cuba” by Rothschild and Jordan (1906), Novit. Zool. 13(3): 547.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

 

Papilio polyxenes coloro W. G. Wright, 1905

Butts. W. Coast: 86, no. 25, pl. 3, fig. 25 ♂ D (holotype).

Original Combination: [Papilio Zelicaon var.] Coloro; Papilio Coloro n. v.

Type Locality: “Colorado Desert of California” “Colorado Desert of southeastern California”; defined as “Whitewater Hill, Coachella Valley, Colorado Desert, Riverside Co.” by Ferris and J. Emmel (1982), Bull. Allyn Mus. (76): 2.

Types: Holotype (#4281) in CAS; figured by Tyler et al. (1994), Swallowtail Butts. Am.: pl. 92, fig. W ♂ D&V.

                   =    rudkini J. A. Comstock, 1935

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 34(2): 143-144.

Original Combination: Papilio bairdii form rudkini

Type Locality: “Ibanpah [sic!] Mts., Calif.” [Ivanpah Mountains, San Bernardino County, California]

Types: “Holotype” in LACM.

                         =    ‡”clarki” F. Chermock & R. Chermock, 1937

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 36(1): 8-9.

Original Combination: Papilio rudkini form Clarki

Type Locality: “Ibanpah [sic!] Mts., Calif.” [Ivanpah Mountains, San Bernardino County, California]

Types: “Holotype” in LACM.

                         =    ‡”comstocki” F. Chermock & R. Chermock, 1937

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 36(1): 10.

Original Combination: Papilio rudkini form comstocki

Type Locality: “Clark Mt., Mojave Desert, Calif.” [San Bernardino County]

Types: “Holotype” in LACM.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

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