Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaArthropodaInsectaLepidopteraNymphalidaeDanaus

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Overview

Full Name

Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

  • monarch eng
  • monarch butterfly eng
  • American monarch
  • more

Synonyms

Taxonomic status

accepted species

Published in

Linnæus, Carolus. 1758. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae [= Stockholm]. Vol. Tomus I, Editio decima, reformata: i-ii, 1-824.

Habitat

Not marine

Georeferenced data

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

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Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
order
Lepidoptera
family
Nymphalidae
genus
Danaus
species
Danaus plexippus
 
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Checklists

Type Specimen

  • PARALECTOTYPE BMNH(E)102082 of Danaus plexippus subsp. leucogyne Butler, 1884
  • TYPE of Danaus plexippus subsp. portoricensis Clark, 1941
  • TYPE of Danaus plexippus subsp. tobagi Clark, 1941

Known issues

There are known issues with this name usage:

  • published earlier than parent name

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built.
View the primary source usage in Catalogue of Life.

Record history

This record was last modified on 14-Feb-2017.