EuphydryasNiklas Wahlberg and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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A widespread holarctic genus. Higgins (1978) split Euphydryas into several subgenera, which are not monophyletic based on the current hypothesis of relationships.
Higgins, L. G. 1978. A revision of the genus Euphydryas Scudder (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Ent. Gaz. 29:109-115.
Wahlberg N, and Zimmermann M. 2000. Pattern of phylogenetic relationships among members of the tribe Melitaeini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Cladistics 16: 347-363.
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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- First online 25 September 2006
- Content changed 11 March 2007
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Wahlberg, Niklas and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2007. Euphydryas http://tolweb.org/Euphydryas/70299/2007.03.11 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 11 March 2007 (under construction).