Species

Ornithoptera priamus (Linnaeus, 1758)

    triton Felder & Felder, 1864

Original Description

Papilio Latr. species triton Felder & Felder, 1864

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Additional information: [see: Quoy & Gaimard, 1824: 551]
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Rawak"

Taxonomic history

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

Remarks

This name was introduced in reference to a published description and illustration of "P. Primaus var." by Quoy & Gaimard ("Voy. de l'Uranie et Physicienne p. 551. t. 83"). As the authors explicitly indicate that they have not examined any specimen(s) themselves, the specimen(s) described by Quoy & Gaimard (l.c.) thus constitute the type specimen(s) of this nominal taxon.