Palaeonympha opalinaAndrew V. Z. Brower
A monotypic genus from Taiwan and the only Old World representative of a mainly neotropical subtribe. Palaeonympha was hypothesized to be affiliated with Euptychiina by Miller (1968), and this is supported by the DNA-based study of Peña et al. (2006).
Miller LD. 1968. The higher classification, phylogeny and zoogeography of the Satyridae (Lepidoptera). Mem. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 24: 1-174.
Peña C, Wahlberg N, Weingartner E, Kodandaramaiah U, Nylin S, Freitas AVL, and Brower AVZ. 2006. Higher level phylogeny of Satyrinae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based on DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 40: 29-49.
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