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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011, pp. 248-254
Bioline Code: zr11035
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011, pp. 248-254

 en Phylogenetic evaluation of the taxonomic status of Papilio maackii check for this species in other resources and P. syfanius (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
Zhu, Li-Xin & Wu, Xiao-Bing


The taxonomic status of Papilio maackii and P. syfanius has long been disputed. We conducted a molecular phylogenetic study to evaluate the taxonomic status of P. maackii and P. syfanius. A total of twenty-four P. maackii individuals from six localities and sixteenP. syfanius individuals from two localities were analyzed. We sequenced the partial region of the CO-I gene (about 579bp) and partial CO-II gene sequence (about 655bp) of the two species. The Kimura-2-Parameter distances among P. maackii and P. syfanius ranged from 0 to 0.6%. Fifteen haplotypes were obtained based on the combined data set. The results strongly supported that all P. maackii individuals and all P. syfanius individuals formed a large clade, and could not be divided into separated clades. This research indicated that the two species have only very recently undergone speciation.

Papilio maackii; Papilio syfanius; CO-I CO-II, Phylogeny, Taxonomy

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