Species

Parnassius (Tadumia) acco Gray, [1853]

    acco Gray, [1853]

Original Description

Parnassius species acco Gray, [1853]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: 2 ST (♀♀, Major Charlton leg.)
Additional information: "type-specimens [...] in the British Museum (Natural History)", "2 ♀ syntypes. 1 ♀, Thibet, Major Charlton. 1 ♀, Tibet, Major Charlton. (Pl. I, fig. 9)." (Ackery, 1973:8).
Current depository: BMNH, London (2 ♀♀, syntypes)

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Chinese Tartary [...] on the plateau 16,000 feet high"
Current country: China

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Parnassius species acco Gray, [1853]
Treated as a species of Parnassius Latreille, 1805 by Kirby (1871: 512). Treated as a species of Parnassius Latr. by Elwes (1886: 18), and Stichel (1907: 34). Treated as a species of Tadumia Moore by Eisner (1959: 165). Treated as a species of Parnassius Fabricius, 1775 (Doritis Fabricius, 1807) by Munroe (1961: 40). Treated as a species of Parnassius Latreille, 1804 by Ackery (1975: 86), and by Hancock (1983: 46). Treated as a species of Parnassius (Tadumia) by Weiss (1992: 72). Treated as a species of Parnassius Latreille, 1804 (Tadumia Moore, 1902) by Häuser (1993: 138).

Remarks

Treated here to include baileyi South, przewalskii Alpheraky, and all related taxa some of which at times have been regarded as distinct species (e.g., Bryk 1935, Chou 1994, Collins & Morris 1985, Munroe 1961); the view of a single species has been accepted by most recent authors based on the allopatric occurence of the different taxa concerned (e.g., Ackery 1975, Eisner 1976, Hancock 1983, Inaoka & Sugisawa 1997, Rose 2000, Shinkai 1997, Sorimachi 1994a, Sorimachi 1995).