Species

Battus belus (Cramer, [1777])

    belus Cramer, [1777]

Original Description

[Papilio] belus Cramer, [1777]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST (coll. W. van der Meulen)
Additional information: "Materiale tipico - Probabilmente perduto" (Racheli & Pariset 1992:129).
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Men vindtze in Surinamen [...] Il est de Suriname"
Current country: Suriname

Taxonomic history

Originally described as [Papilio] belus Cramer, [1777]
Treated as a species of Papilio by Boisduval (1836:315), and by Gray (1853:68). Treated as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871:522). Treated as a species of Papilio Linné, 1758 by Rothschild & Jordan (1906:528). Treated as a species of Battus Scopoli, 1777 by Munroe (1961:47), Hancock (1983:47), Racheli & Pariset (1992:127), Tyler et al. (1994:28), and Lamas (2004:90). Treated as a species of Battus Scopoli, 1777 (Battuosa Möhn, 1999) by Möhn (1999:8).