Species

Parnassius (Tadumia) cephalus Grum-Grshimailo, 1891

    elwesi Leech, 1893

Original Description

Parnassius delphius var. elwesi Leech, 1893

Type specimen(s)

Status: Holotype
Specimen data: HT (♂)
Additional information: "type-specimens [...] in the British Museum (Natural History)", "Holotype ♂. How-Kow, Thibet. 10,000'. July-Aug.1890" (Ackery, 1973:13).
Current depository: BMNH, London

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "from the high plateau to the north of Ta-chien-lu"
Current country: China

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Parnassius delphius var. elwesi Leech, 1893
Treated as a subspecies of Parnassius cephalus Gr. Gr. by Eisner (1932:15). Treated as a subspecies of Koramius cephalus by Bryk & Eisner (1935:63). Treated as a subspecies of Parnassius cephalus Gr.Gr. by Weiss (1991:2). Treated as a subspecies of Parnassius (Koramius) cephalus Grum-Grshimailo, 1891 by Weiss (1992:58). Treated as a subspecies of Parnassius cephalus Grum-Grshimailo, 1891 by Rose (2002:37).