The Marbled WhitesAndrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionThe marbled whites are holarctic with a number of species extending into tropical Africa. A recent phylogenetic analysis by Back et al. (2008) has shown that Elphinstonia is a distinct genus more closely-related to Anthocharis, and also that several species belong to the new genus Iberochloe.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe tree is based on the phylogenetic analysis of Back et al. (2008), with the positions of certain taxa not examined by those authors hypothesized on the basis of prior classifications.
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- First online 18 November 2006
- Content changed 03 June 2009
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2009. Euchloe http://tolweb.org/Euchloe/76446/2009.06.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. The Marbled Whites. Version 03 June 2009 (under construction).