Pierites freyeri,

Jong, Rienk De, 2017, Fossil butterflies, calibration points and the molecular clock (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Zootaxa 4270 (1), pp. 1-63: 27-28

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.583183

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2D00AFF5-4FE2-4EC1-A328-C8670CFB8D6D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AA87D3-285A-FFCC-F7F0-F8B6FABEB17E

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pierites freyeri
status

 

freyeri  . Pierites freyeri Heer, 1849 

Papilionoidea (?).

Croatia, Radoboj; early Miocene.

Depository: material probably lost, see Sohn et al. (2012) under Pontia freyeri  .

Published figures: Scudder (1875: pl II, Figs 16, 18).

Original description and figure copied by Scudder (1875). Only one forewing present. Venation, particularly in apical part, hardly visible at all. Scudder placed this fossil in the recent genus Pontia  ( Pieridae  : Pierinae  ) on the basis of obscure markings. He was followed by Kozlov (1988). However, I agree with Zeuner (1942) in considering the condition of the fossil too poor to make any reliable observations about its relationship.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Pierites