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Mycalesina Reuter 1896

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Satyrini

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Torres et al. (2001) published a molecular phylogenetic hypothesis for a number of Madagascan taxa, based on short regions of COII and cytB. However, their cladogram suggested the reciprocal paraphyly of Henotesia and Bicyclus, as well as the embedding of Mycalesis francisca well within Henotesia. Due to its drastic implications for the current understanding of mycalesine taxonomy, this topology is not presented, pending the accumulation of additional evidence.


Ackery PR, Smith CR, and Vane-Wright RI eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Torres E, Lees DC, Vane-Wright RI, Kremen C, Leonard JA, and Wayne RK. 2001. Examining monophyly in a large radiation of Madagascan butterflies (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae: Mycalesina) based on mitochondrial DNA data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 20: 460-473.

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Scientific Name Mycalesis perseus blasius
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Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Behavior mating
Copyright © 2005 Weiting Liu
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Mycalesina Reuter 1896. Version 05 December 2006 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Mycalesina/70799/2006.12.05 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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