Ornithoptera priamus (Linnaeus, 1758)

    pronomus Gray, [1853]

Original Description

Papilio (Ornithoptera) species pronomus Gray, [1853]

Type specimen(s)

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

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "from Cape York, Northern Australia"
Current country: Australia

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Ornithoptera) species pronomus Gray, [1853]
Treated as a species of Papilio Latr. by Felder & Felder (1864: 290). Treated as a synonym of Papilio priamus Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 517), and listed as "Var. d". Treated as a synonym of Troides priamus poseidon (Doubleday, 1847) by Rothschild (1895: 188). Treated [as "pronomus Gray, 1852"] as a synonym of Ornithoptera priamus poseidon (Doubleday, 1847) by Tennent (2006: 21).