Species

Trogonoptera brookiana (Wallace, 1855)

    brookiana Wallace, 1855

Original Description

Ornithoptera brookiana Wallace, 1855

Type specimen(s)

Status: Neotype
Additional information: "The original specimen is almost certainly lost or unrecognisable as such (Vane-Wright, in pers. comm.), and the 'lectotype' selected for T. brookiana by Zeuner (1943) from the Wallace material in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Histy.) appears to be one of the male specimens subsequently obtained by Wallace" (Haugum & Low, 1982: 39).
Current depository: BMNH, London ?

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Ornithoptera brookiana Wallace, 1855
Treated as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 520). Treated as a species of Troides by Rothschild (1895: 198). Treated as a species of Troides Hübner, [1819] (Trogonoptera Rippon, 1889) by Munroe (1961: 46). Treated as a species of Trogonoptera by Tsukada & Nishiyama (1982: 235). Treated as a species of Trogonoptera Rippon, 1898 by Haugum & Low (1982: 37), and Page & Treadaway (2003: 5). Treated as a species of Trogonoptera Rippon, [1890] by Eliot (1978: 421). Treated as a species of Trogonoptera Rippon, 1890 by d'Abrera (1982: 4). Treated as a species of Trogonoptera Rippon, [1898] by Hancock (1983: 47).

Remarks

Original description not seen / checked! Neotype designated by Haugum & Low (1982:39).