This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
You can click on the root to travel down the Tree of Life all the way to the root of all Life, and you can click on the names of descendent subgroups to travel up the Tree of Life all the way to individual species.close box
Of the four species of Brenthis, only one has not been sampled for phylogenetic studies (Simonsen 2006, Simonsen et al. 2007). The relationships of the three sampled species appears to be stable and well-supported.
Simonsen, T. J. 2006. Fritillary phylogeny, classification and larval hostplants: reconstructed mainly on the basis of male and female genitalic morphology (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Argynnini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society in press.
Simonsen, T. J., N. Wahlberg, A. V. Z. Brower, and R. de Jong. 2007. Morphology, molecules and Fritillaries: approaching a stable phylogeny for Argynnini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution in press.
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
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- First online 04 October 2006
- Content changed 04 October 2006
Citing this page:
Wahlberg, Niklas. 2006. Brenthis. Version 04 October 2006 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Brenthis/70411/2006.10.04 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/