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Sertania gen. nov., a new genus of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) from the South American dry diagonal

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Author(s):
Kaminski, Lucas A. ; Callaghan, Curtis J. ; Seraphim, Noemy ; Magaldi, Luiza M. ; Volkmann, Luis ; Freitas, Andre V. L.
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4312, n. 1, p. 165-179, AUG 28 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

Sertania Callaghan \& Kaminski, gen. nov. is proposed for the Neotropical riodinid butterfly species ``Emesis{''} guttata (Stichel, 1910). Both, morphological (wing shape pattern and characters in the male genitalia) and molecular data support this as a new genus distinct from all other described genera of Riodinidae. Based on morphology and molecular data, two described subspecies were raised to species status: Sertania jaibensis (Callaghan \& Soares, 2001), comb. nov., stat. nov., and Sertania lambedor (P. Jauffret, J. Jauffret \& Pessoa, 2008), comb. nov., stat. nov. In addition, taxonomic and ecological notes, distribution map and illustrations of adults are provided. Species in this genus are restricted to xeric environments along the South American `dry diagonal' and can be a promising model for biogeography studies of Neotropical open vegetal physiognomies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50225-3 - Natural history, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical Lepidoptera
Grantee:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants