AporiinaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe current hypothesis of relationships for aporiine genera is based upon the molecular phylogenetic hypothesis of Braby et al. 2007. The genus Catasticta is apparently paraphyletic. The inferred positions of several fossil pierid genera are also indicated.
Braby, M. F. 2005. Provisional checklist of genera of the Pieridae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Zootaxa 832:1–16.
Braby, M.F., N. E. Pierce, and R. Vila. 2007. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the subtribe Aporiina (Lepidoptera : Pieridae): implications for the origin of Australian butterflies. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90(3):413-440.
Braby, M., R. Vila, and N. E. Pierce. 2006. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the Pieridae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea): higher classification and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 147(2):239-275.
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- First online 04 October 2006
- Content changed 17 May 2009
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2009. Aporiina http://tolweb.org/Aporiina/76425/2009.05.17 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 17 May 2009 (temporary).