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Faunis Hübner 1819

the Fauns

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Amathusiini


Relatively small-sized and subtly-colored amathusiines, ranging from China to the Philippines and Sulawesi.


The type species of Clerome Westwood is Papilio arcesilaus Fabricius 1787, an invalid primary junior homonym of Papilio arcesilaus Sulzer 1776 (syn. Papilio chorinaeus Fabricius 1775 (Morphini)) (ICZN Art. 57.2), although still available as the name of the type species for the genus (ICZN Art. 67.1.2). The name Faunis canens Hübner 1826 is the oldest valid name for that taxon.
Papilio eumeus Drury 1773 is the type species of Faunis.

Other Names for Faunis Hübner 1819


Corbet AS, Pendlebury HM, and Eliot JN. 1992. The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.

Vane-Wright RI, and de Jong R. 2003. The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. Zoologische Verhandelingen 343: 1-267.

Westwood, J. O. 1858. On the Oriental species of butterflies related to the genus Morpho. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. (2)4:158-189.

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Scientific Name Faunis eumeus
Location Hong Kong
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Copyright © 2005 Charles Lam
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