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77a0196 – 4036   Polites coras (Cramer, 1775)
Distribution Data for Polites coras
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Distribution: Neotype (coras): "USA: Pennsylvania, Montgomery Co., Flourtown"; the type locality “Suriname” was determined to be erroneous (Zhang et al. 2022).
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Synonymy: Papilio coras Cramer, 1775
Papilio coras Cramer, 1775
Pamphila enys Butler, 1870
Hesperia peckius Kirby, 1837
Hesperia wamsutta Harris, 1862
Polites surllano Scott, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: Polites coras (Cramer, 1775), previously considered by some authors as a nomen dubium, includes as a synonym Polites peckius (Kirby, 1837) in Zhang et al. (2022) in which the type locality of coras is reassessed and a neotype is designated.
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  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, L. Song, R.J. Gott, P. Boyer, C.S. Guppy, S. Kohler, G. Lamas, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2022. Taxonomic discoveries enabled by genomic analysis of butterflies. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 10(7): 1-60.

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