PoritiinaeAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Eliot (1992, in Corbet & Pendlebury) has subsumed the former African subfamily Lipteninae as two (Liptenini and Pentilini) of three tribes within this subfamily. The three are united, according to Eliot (1973) by the male genitalic characteristic, saccus (when developed) directed caudad, which is uniquely derived within Lycaenidae. Divisions of Pentilini and Liptenini are based on Eliot (1973).
Corbet AS, Pendlebury HM, and Eliot JN. 1992. The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
Eliot JN. 1973. The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 371-505, 6 pls.
Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.
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