On the status of Papilio sjoestedti Aurivillius, 1908, the "Kilimanjaro swallowtail" (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae)

Smith, Campbell R. and Liseki, Steven and Vane-Wright, Richard I. (2008) On the status of Papilio sjoestedti Aurivillius, 1908, the "Kilimanjaro swallowtail" (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae). Journal of Natural History, 42 (19-20). pp. 1349-1359. ISSN 0022-2933. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The status of four nominal taxa of Afrotropical Papilionidae, Papilio fulleborni Karsch, 1900, Papilio fulleborni rydoni Kielland, 1987, Papilio sjostedti Aurivillius, 1908, and Papilio sjostedti var. atavus Le Cerf, 1912, is discussed. Formal taxonomic information is given in an appendix. Basedon evidence from the male and female wing patterns and male genitalia, and from their geographical distributions, it is concluded that they are best considered to represent the two species originally established. Thus Papilio sjoestedti is bitypic, including the nominotypical subspecies and P. s. atavus. Papilio fuelleborni is more problematic; the two nominal taxa may represent polymorphic forms of the same taxon, but in the absence of conclusive evidence, we maintain the status quo and treat them as subspecies: P. f. fuelleborni and P. f. rydoni. Princeps fuelleborni neocesa Kemal and Kocak, 2005, is formally synonymized with Papilio sjoestedti atavus Le Cerf as an unnecessary replacement name. The validity of the spelling Papilio sjoestedti is discussed and affirmed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Afrotropical; butterflies; taxonomy; morphology; distribution
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Louise Dorman
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 09:02
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 15:48
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15205 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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