ElymniiniNiklas Wahlberg and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Hyantis and Morphopsis, two New Guinean genera usually associated with Amathusiini, are placed here in recent molecular analyses by Peña et al. (2006) and Wahlberg and Brower (unpublished results). These two genera exhibit differences in larval morphology and adult wing venation from amathusiines (Parsons 1999) that suggest they have been misplaced there in the past, but it is far from certain that their natural affinities lie within Elymniini.
Pena C, Wahlberg N, Weingartner E, Kodandaramaiah U, Nylin S, Freitas AVL, and Brower AVZ. 2006. Higher level phylogeny of Satyrinae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based on DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 40: 29-49.
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University of Turku, Finland
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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- First online 25 September 2006
- Content changed 09 November 2006
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Wahlberg, Niklas and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2006. Elymniini http://tolweb.org/Elymniini/70274/2006.11.09 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 09 November 2006 (under construction).