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Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the subtribe Aporiina (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): implications for the origin of Australian butterflies

Braby, Michael; Pierce, Naomi; Vila, Roger


The Australian fauna is composed of several major biogeographical elements reflecting different spatial and temporal histories. Two groups of particular interest are the Gondwanan Element, reflecting an ancient origin in Gondwana or southern Gondwana (southern vicariance hypothesis), and the Asian Element, reflecting a more recent origin in Asia, Eurasia or Laurasia (northern dispersal hypothesis). Theories regarding the origin and evolution of butterflies (Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea) in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2007.00732.x


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