CoenonymphaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
The cladogram is based on Kodandaramaiah and Wahlberg (2009). Note that Coenonympha tullia s. l. is polyphyletic according to this study. More sampling of the diversity of North American geographical races/subspecies is necessary to corroborate this hypothesis.
Bozano, G.C., 2002. Guide to the butterflies of the Palearctic Region. Satyridae part 3. Tribe Satyrini. Subtribes Melanargiina and Coenonymphina. Omnes Artes, Milano. 71 pp.
Kodandaramaiah, U. & Wahlberg, N. 2009 Phylogeny and biogeography of Coenonympha butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Systematic Entomology 34, 315-323.
Layberry RA, Hall PW, and LaFontaine JD. 1998. The butterflies of Canada. University of Toronto Press, Toronto.
Tuzov VK, Bogdanov PV, Devyatkin AL, Kaabak LV, Korolev VA, Murzin VS, Samodurov GD, and Tarasov EA. 1997. Guide to the butterflies of Russia and adjacent territories (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera). Pensoft, Sofia.
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- First online 16 November 2006
- Content changed 03 June 2009
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2009. Coenonympha http://tolweb.org/Coenonympha/87470/2009.06.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 03 June 2009 (under construction).