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What to protect?—Systematics and the agony of choice
Politicians and scientists alike non, agree that a priority list of global centres for preservation of biological diversity is required. Diversity has generally been measured only in terms of speciesExpand
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Beyond opportunism: Key principles for systematic reserve selection.
The intention and practice of conservation reserve selection are different. A major reason for systems of reserves is to sustain biological diversity. This involves protecting examples of as manyExpand
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Carcasson's African Butterflies: An Annotated Catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region
Intended for biologists with an interest in Africa and African butterflies, this book serves as a comprehensive catalogue to the entire butterfly fauna of the Afrotropical region. It covers 3593Expand
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The higher classification of butterflies (Lepidoptera): problems and prospects
Progress in understanding the higher classification of butterflies has not kept pace with increase in the number of described species. Important points of uncertainty or contention include, apartExpand
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Forest use and vertical stratification in fruit-feeding butterflies of Sulawesi, Indonesia: impacts for conservation
Protected forest areas of Sulawesi are gradually being replaced by intensively used agroforestry systems and farmland, especially in lowland and sub-montane regions. Studies on the impact of theseExpand
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INDEPENDENT GENE PHYLOGENIES AND MORPHOLOGY DEMONSTRATE A MALAGASY ORIGIN FOR A WIDE‐RANGING GROUP OF SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES
Abstract Madagascar is home to numerous endemic species and lineages, but the processes that have contributed to its endangered diversity are still poorly understood. Evidence is accumulating toExpand
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Measuring biodiversity taxonomic relatedness for conservation priorities
A definition of biodiversity is adopted that takes account not only of numbers of species, but also of the degrees of difference among them. The most appropriate measure of species differences isExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships among genera of danaine butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) as implied by morphology and DNA sequences
Cladistic relationships among genera and subtribes of Danaini (the milkweed butterflies) were inferred by analysis of data combined from five sources: morphology of adults and immature stages, andExpand
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