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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 28, No. 5, 2007, pp. 477-484
Bioline Code: zr07073
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2007, pp. 477-484

 en Phylogentic Relationships of Butterflies in the Subfamily Elymninae (Lepidoptera: Satyridae) Based on Mitochondrial ND1 and COI Gene Sequences
YIN, Xian-bing; HAO, Jia-sheng; XU, Li; ZHU, Guo-ping; HUANG, Dun-yuan & PAN, Hong-chun


The fragments of the mitochondrial ND1 and COI gene of 20 Chinese species in the subfamily Elymninae were amplified and sequenced. Combining the homologous sequences of four foreign species from GenBank and using three species of the families Papilionidae and Parnassiidae as outgroups, phylogenetic trees of these Elymninae groups were reconstructed with neighbor joining, maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesina inference methods. The results showed that the tribes Zetherini and Elymniini are closely related to each other. The tribe Lethini is not monophyletic, the genera Lethe and Neope are closely related to the tribe Mycalesini and the genera Chonala, Tatinga, Lasiommata and Pararge form a monophyletic clade. The genera Chonala and Tatinga were clustered together in all the trees and supported with a 100% bootstrap value or a posterior probability of 1.00, and should be classified as one genus.

Elymninae; Mitochondrial ND1 and COI genes; Phylogeny

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