Species

Graphium (Arisbe) adamastor (Boisduval, 1836)

    adamastor Boisduval, 1836

Original Description

Papilio espèce adamastor Boisduval, 1836

Type specimen(s)

Status: Holotype
Specimen data: HT (♂, ex coll. Westermann, coll. J. Boisduval)
Additional information: "Holotype - ♂: 'Cote de Guinée' (Boisduval, 1836: 371). BMNH. Spec.Reg. No. 137632.", "A specimen from Boisduval's collection which reached the BMNH, via the Oberthür collecction (as part of the Levick Bequest: BMNH accession no.1941-83), has generally been taken as the holotype. It has (inter alia) a printed Oberthür 'Typicum/Specimen' label and printed catelogue/drawer label also stating it to be a 'Specimen typicum' and was furnished with a round, BMNH-style 'type' label. There is no proof that it was the specimen given to Boisduval by Westermann, but in the absence of any other candidate specimen it is reasonable to accept it as the holotype." (Smith & Vane-Wright, 2001: 617-618).
Current depository: BMNH, London

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Côte de Guinée."
Current country: Ivory Coast; Ghana; Togo; Benin; Nigeria; Cameroon

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio espèce adamastor Boisduval, 1836
Treated as a species of Papilio by Gray (1853: 7). Treated as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 532). Treated as a species of Graphium Scopoli, 1777 (Arisbe Hübner, 1819) by Munroe (1961: 42). Treated as a species of Graphium Scopoli, 1777 (Arisbe Hübner, [1819]) by Hancock (1983: 46). Treated as a species of Graphium Scopoli, 1777 (Arisbe Hübner, [1819]) by Smith & Vane-Wright (2001: 617).