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- n. Any butterfly of the family Papilionidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the lepidopterous family Papilionidæ.
- Having the characters of or belonging to the family Papilionidæ.
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It is also diverse in papilionid butterflies, of which 11 are endemic species.
Yagi T, Sasaki G, Takebe H (1999) Phylogeny of Japanese papilionid butterflies inferred from nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial ND5 gene.
The records list 173 mammals (81 endemic), 417 birds (22 endemic), 59 reptiles (27 endemic), 36 amphibians (25 endemic), 76 fish (35 endemic) and 27 (8 endemic) papilionid species.