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Battus polydamas antiquus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)

Antigua swallowtail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Papilio polydamas antiquus Rothschild & Jordan, 1906

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1770

 

Distribution

Antigua, Lesser Antilles

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

For an illustration see: https://butterfliesofamerica.com/battus_polydamas_antiquus.htm

 

References

Original scientific description:

Rothschild, W. and Jordan, K. (1906). [Papilio polydamas antiquus]. Novit. Zool. 13(3): 411-752.

 

Other references:

Möhn, 1999, Butterflies of the World 5: 4, pl. 5, f. 2

Steadman, David W., Pregill, Gregory K. and Olson, Storrs L. (1984). Fossil vertebrates from Antigua, Lesser Antilles: Evidence for late Holocene human-caused extinctions in the West Indies. Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA 81: 4448-4451.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/12517/battus-polydamas-antiquus

 

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