The type material, taxonomy and conservation of Horniman's Swallowtail, Papilio hornimani (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae)

Vane-Wright, R.I. and Liseki, S. (2008) The type material, taxonomy and conservation of Horniman's Swallowtail, Papilio hornimani (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae). Journal of Natural History, 42 (19-20). pp. 1333-1348. ISSN 0022-2933. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The taxonomy of the East African swallowtail Papilio hornimani is reviewed, with special reference to the three currently recognized subspecies described from the Usambara Mts (P. h. hornimani), Udzungwa Mts (P. h. mwanihanae) and the Oldeani-Mbulu massif (P. h. mbulu), all located in Tanzania. The primary type material is illustrated, and type localities are established, notably with respect to the original source for P. h. hornimani, collected at Magila, Mlinga Forest area, East Usambara mountains. Populations from the Chyulu Hills (Kenya) and Mts Meru and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), placed here with P. h. mbulu, appear to represent further potential segregates, or clinal variation. Prospects for conservation of the Mlinga Forest population are briefly discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: subspecies; Usambaras; type localities; magila; Rev. John farler
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Louise Dorman
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 13:31
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2009 13:31
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15286 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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