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Urbanus d. dorantes (Stoll, 1790)
(Dorantes Longtail)

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continental; Florida, S AZ, S NM, TX to Argentina

Synonymy

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

Genus Urbanus Hübner, [1807]

Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pls. [150], [151], [155], [159]. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163 (as figured by Hübner [1807], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [155]), by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 200. Steinhauser (1981), Bull. Allyn Mus. (62): 1-43, revised the proteus group, and (1987), Bull. Allyn Mus. (111): 1-16, detailed species-group names in this genus.

      =    ‡Thymele [Illiger], 1807

Allg. Lit.-Zeit. 2(303): 1180. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163, designated by Bridges (1985), Notes on Family- and Genus-group names (IV): 123. Suppressed by I.C.Z.N. Opinion 232, and placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 48; it is also a junior objective synonym of Urbanus Hübner, [1807].

      =    ‡Goniurus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 104. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163, by designation of Westwood (1852), in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. 2(54): 510. A junior objective synonym of Urbanus Hübner, [1807].

      =    ‡Eudamus Swainson, 1831

Zool. Illustr. (2)2(11): pl. 48, unnumbered text. Type-species: Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 484, no. 163, by original designation. A junior objective synonym of Urbanus Hübner, [1807].

‡”Lyroptera” Plötz, 1881

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 42(10-12): 500. This name was introduced by Plötz (citing Hopffer) in the synonymy of Eudamus Swainson, 1831. Hemming (1967), Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. Suppl. 9: 271, stated that the type-species is Papilio proteus Linnaeus, 1758, by monotypy; L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 7, duplicated this citation. This is incorrect because “Lyroptera” Plötz is a nomen nudum and not available.

 

Urbanus dorantes (Stoll, 1790)

 

Urbanus dorantes dorantes (Stoll, 1790)

Aanhangs. Werk Uitl. Kapellen Pieter Cramer (2): 149; (3): pl. 39, fig. 9 ♂ V; 183 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Pleb[ejus] Urbic[ola]. Dorantes

Type Locality: “in Suriname”

Types: Type(s) probably lost (Breukelerwaerth collection).

                   =    torones (Hübner, 1821)

Index exot. Lepid.: [6].

Original Combination: Goniurus Torones

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Proposed for the figures in Hübner [1807], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [155], figs 1 ♂ D, 3 ♂ V (as Urbanus proteus).

                   =    atletes (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862)

Wien entomol. Monatschr. 6(6): 183, no. 169.

Original Combination: Eudamus Atletes

Type Locality: “Brasilia et Nova Granada”; suggested to be “Brazil” by Evans (1952), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (2): 92.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    amisus (Hewitson, 1867)

Descr. one hundred new spec. Hesp. (1): 5, no. 5; figured by Hewitson (1875), Ill. exot. Butts. 5(96): pl. Eudamus II [50], fig. 10 V.

Original Combination: Eudamus Amisus

Type Locality: Not stated; suggested to be “Nicaragua” by Evans (1952), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (2): 92.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    protillus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(11): 171, no. 19.

Original Combination: [Eudamus] protillus

Type Locality: Not stated; suggested as “Tropical America” by R. Williams (1926), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 52(2): 62.

Types: Holotype in ZMHB.

                   =    corydon (Butler, 1870)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1870(4): 492-493, no. 4; figured by Butler (1871), Lepid. Exot. (3): 65, pl. 25, fig. 2 ♂ V (holotype?).

Original Combination: Goniurus Corydon

Type Locality: “Cuba”; corrected to “Central Valleys of Guatemala” by Butler (1871), Lepid. Exot. (3): 65.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    retractus (Plötz, 1881)

Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou 55(3): 9, no. 24; cited unpublished pl. 24.

Original Combination: Goniurus Retractus

Type Locality: “Laguayra” [Venezuela]

Types: Holotype may be in ZIN or ZSMC.

                   =    kefersteinii (Plötz, 1881)

Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou 55(3): 11, no. 32; cited unpublished pl. 32.

Original Combination: Goniurus Kefersteinii

Type Locality: “Caracas” [Venezuela]

Types: Holotype may be in ZIN.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 133, determined this synonymy through examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.

                         =    ‡rauterbergi (Skinner, 1895)

Entomol. News 6(4): 113.

Original Combination: Eudamus protillus var. rauterbergi n. var. ♂

Type Locality: “Comal County, Texas”; holotype labeled “New Braunfels, Comal Co., Tex.”

Types: “Holotype” (#7062) in ANSP; figured by R. Williams (1926), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 52(2): pl. 2, fig. 1; a “paratype” figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 49, fig. 12 ♂ V.

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

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