Species

Protographium philolaus (Boisduval, 1836)

    ajax Eimer, 1889

Original Description

Papilio Philolaus Boisd. ajax Eimer, 1889

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: 2 ST (1 x ex coll. Ribbe; ♂, 1 ♀, presumably coll. G. H. T. Eimer)
Additional information: "Loc. of type not known." (Miller & Brown, 1981: 61).
Current depository: ZIUT, Tübingen ?

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Mexico"
Current country: Mexico

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio Philolaus Boisd. ajax Eimer, 1889
Treated as a synonym (unavailable name) of Eurytides philolaus (Boisduval, 1836) by Miller & Brown (1981: 61). Treated as a synonym (unavailable name) of Protesilaus philolaus (Boisduval, 1836) by Bridges (1988: II.88). Treated as a synonym (unavailable name, junior homonym) of Protographium philolaus (Boisduval, 1836) by Tyler et al. (1994: 30).

Remarks

Permanently invalid as a junior primary homonym of Papilio ajax Linnaeus, 1758.