Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Morphology agrees with molecular data: phylogenetic affinities of Euptychiina butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

Full text
Marin, Mario A. ; Pena, Carlos ; Uribe, Sandra I. ; Freitas, Andre V. L.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Systematic Entomology; v. 42, n. 4, p. 768-785, OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 7

Euptychiina is the most species-rich subtribe of Neotropical Satyrinae, with over 450 known species in 47 genera (14 monotypic). Here, we use morphological characters to examine the phylogenetic relationships within Euptychiina. Taxonomic sampling included 105 species representing the majority of the genera, as well as five outgroups. A total of 103 characters were obtained: 45 from wing pattern, 48 from genitalia and 10 from wing venation. The data matrix was analysed using maximum parsimony under both equal and extended implied weights. Euptychiina was recovered as monophyletic with ten monophyletic genera, contrasting previous DNA sequence-based phylogenies that did not recover the monophyly of the group. In agreement with sequence-based hypotheses, however, three main clades were recognized: the `Megisto clade' with six monophyletic and three polyphyletic genera, the `Taygetis clade' with nine genera of which three were monophyletic, and the `Pareuptyhia clade' with four monophyletic and two polyphyletic genera. This is the first morphology-based phylogenetic hypothesis for Euptychiina and the results will be used to complement molecular data in a combined analysis and to provide critical synapomorphies for clades and genera in this taxonomically confused group. (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
FAPESP's process: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Grantee:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/16481-0 - Phylogeny, systematic, and biogeography of the butterflies Pareuptychia clade (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae: Euptychiina)
Grantee:Mario Alejandro Marín Uribe
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate