Species

Ornithoptera priamus (Linnaeus, 1758)

    cronius Felder & Felder, 1864

Original Description

Papilio Latr. species cronius Felder & Felder, 1864

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST (♂)
Additional information: [see: De Haan, 1840: 18]
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Nova Guinea (lit. austro-occid.)"
Current country: Indonesia

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio Latr. species cronius Felder & Felder, 1864
Treated as a synonym of Papilio priamus Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 517), and listed as "Var. e". Treated as a synonym of Troides priamus poseidon (Doubleday, 1847) by Rothschild (1895: 189). 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 "Ornithoptera Priamus L. var." by De Haan ("Verh. over de nat. Gesch. der Nederl. overz. Bez. Zool. III. p. 18"). As the authors explicitly indicate that they have not examined any specimen(s) themselves, the specimen(s) described by De Haan (l.c.) thus constitute the type specimen(s) of this nominal taxon.