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Nicephellus Austin 2008

Nicephellus nicephorus (Hewitson 1876)

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Eudaminae


A monotypic neotropical genus, separated from Dyscophellus by Austin (2008).

Phylogenetic relationships

Austin (2008) cites the DNA barcoding paper of Janzen et al. (2005) as evidence that Nicephellus is more closely-related to Bungalotis and Salatis than to Dyscophellus.

Other Names for Nicephellus nicephorus (Hewitson 1876)


Austin, G. T. 2008 Hesperiidae of Rondonia, Brazil: Taxonomic comments on "night" skippers, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Eudaminae). Insecta Mundi 29, 1-36.

Janzen, D. H., Hajibabaei, M., Burns, J. M., Hallwachs, W., Remigio, E. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2005 Wedding biodiversity inventory of a large and complex Lepidoptera fauna with DNA barcoding. Philosophical Transactions- Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 1462, 1835-1846.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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