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Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the Pieridae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea): higher classification and biogeography

Braby, Michael; Vila, Roger; Pierce, Naomi

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The systematic relationships of the butterfly family Pieridae are poorly understood. Much of our current understanding is based primarily on detailed morphological observations made 50-70 years ago. However, the family and its putative four subfamilies and two tribes, have rarely been subjected to rigorous phylogenetic analysis. Here we present results based on an analysis of molecular characters used to reconstruct the phylogeny of the Pieridae in order to infer higher-level classification...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85107
Source: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00218.x

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