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Revised systematics and higher classification of pierid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) based on molecular data

Wahlberg, Niklas; Rota, Jadranka; Braby, Michael; Pierce, Naomi; Wheat, Christopher W.

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The butterfly family Pieridae comprises approximately 1000 described species placed in 85 genera, but the higher classification has not yet been settled. We used molecular data from eight gene regions (one mitochondrial and seven nuclear protein-coding genes) comprising a total of ~6700 bp from 96 taxa to infer a well-supported phylogenetic hypothesis for the family. Based on this hypothesis, we revise the higher classification for all pierid genera. We resurrect the tribe Teracolini stat. rev....[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66549
Source: Zoologica Scripta
DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12075

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