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'Species' from two different butterfly genera combined into one : Description of a new genus of Euptychiina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) with unusually variable wing pattern

Freitas, André Victor Lucci; Barbosa, Eduardo Proença; Willmott, Keith Richard; Wahlberg, Niklas LU and Lamas, Gerardo (2016) In Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 60(2). p.157-165
Abstract

Sepona Freitas and Barbosa, gen. nov. is proposed for the Neotropical satyrine butterfly species Euptychia punctata Weymer, 1911 and its junior subjective synonyms Euptychia griseola Weymer, 1911 and Taygetis indecisa Ribeiro, 1931. The new genus has a distinctive wing pattern and shape of the valvae in the male genitalia, the latter being a unique autapomorphy within the subtribe Euptychiina. Based on molecular data, this genus is not sister to any other single euptychiine genus, instead appearing as the sister to all remaining genera in the Taygetis clade. The present paper illustrates the complexity of the taxonomy of Euptychiina, and the importance of using different sources of evidence in taxonomic studies.

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Harjesia, Integrative taxonomy, Pseudodebis, Satyrini, Yphthimoides
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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
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60
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2
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9 pages
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Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia
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0085-5626
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10.1016/j.rbe.2016.01.004
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  abstract     = {<p>Sepona Freitas and Barbosa, gen. nov. is proposed for the Neotropical satyrine butterfly species Euptychia punctata Weymer, 1911 and its junior subjective synonyms Euptychia griseola Weymer, 1911 and Taygetis indecisa Ribeiro, 1931. The new genus has a distinctive wing pattern and shape of the valvae in the male genitalia, the latter being a unique autapomorphy within the subtribe Euptychiina. Based on molecular data, this genus is not sister to any other single euptychiine genus, instead appearing as the sister to all remaining genera in the Taygetis clade. The present paper illustrates the complexity of the taxonomy of Euptychiina, and the importance of using different sources of evidence in taxonomic studies.</p>},
  author       = {Freitas, André Victor Lucci and Barbosa, Eduardo Proença and Willmott, Keith Richard and Wahlberg, Niklas and Lamas, Gerardo},
  issn         = {0085-5626},
  keyword      = {Harjesia,Integrative taxonomy,Pseudodebis,Satyrini,Yphthimoides},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {157--165},
  publisher    = {Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia},
  series       = {Revista Brasileira de Entomologia},
  title        = {'Species' from two different butterfly genera combined into one : Description of a new genus of Euptychiina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) with unusually variable wing pattern},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbe.2016.01.004},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2016},
}