Species

Papilio (Heraclides) hectorides Esper, 1794

    argentus Gray, [1853]

Original Description

Papilio species argentus Gray, [1853]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Current depository: BMNH, London

Type locality

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

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio species argentus Gray, [1853]
Papilio argentus Gray, 1853 is not listed by Bridges (1988) or Tyler et al. (1994). P. argentus Martyn is treated by Bridges (1988) as a synonym of Papilio hectorides Esper, 1794.

Remarks

This name was introduced without a separate description, possibly unintentionally, in reference to a published illustration of Papilio Argentus by Martyn (pl. 14, fig. 34), a work which is considered as unpublished according to ICZN (see Bridges 1988). Papilio argentus Gray, 1853 is not listed by Bridges (1988) or Tyler et al. (1994).