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Species Elodina tongura Tindale, 1923

  • Type data:
     Lectotype SAMA I13778 , Groote Eylandt, NT (given by De Baar and Hancock; Tindale originally gave Groote Eylandt, Winchilsea Is. and Woodah Is., NT).
    Paralectotype(s) SAMA I13777 1, unknown (locality not given by Tindale or De Baar & Hancock); SAMA 2; SAMA 10 sex not stated; AM KL14985
    Comment: Tindale in the original description designated a type male and a type female (actually also a male) which then became the syntypes and all other specimens mentioned by Tindale were excluded from the type series; Edwards, E.D., Newland, J. & Regan, L. 2001. Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea. In Wells, A. & Houston, W.W.K. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 31.6. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia. x 615 pp. (there is only one paralectotype, since other specimens, not designated as types by Tindale but considered paralectotypes by De Baar & Hancock, have no status).



De Baar (2004) published a revised checklist of all species assigned to Elodina; the taxon E. tongura Tindale, 1923, endemic to the Northern Territory was reinstated and regarded to be specifically distinct from, and sympatric with, E. walkeri Butler, 1898.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
11-Mar-2015 11-Mar-2015 MOVED
05-Mar-2013 05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 30-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
06-Apr-2011 ADDED