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What to protect?—Systematics and the agony of choice
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It is concluded that two basic rounds of analysis are required: recognition of global priority areas by taxic diversity techniques; and, within any such area, analysis without taxic weighting to identify a network of reserves to contain all local taxa and ecosystems. Expand
Beyond opportunism: Key principles for systematic reserve selection.
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Some basic principles for conservation planning are emerging from recent systematic procedures for reserve selection, and these principles will help to link intention and practice. Expand
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
The higher classification of butterflies (Lepidoptera): problems and prospects
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The cladistic analysis supports a number of currently held views about butterfly classification, and suggests sister group relationships between Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea, and Pieridae and (Lycaenidae + Nymphalidae). Expand
The systematic position of Antirrhea and Caerois, with comments on the classification of the Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera)
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The authors suggest that a solution to the seemingly intractable problem posed by nymphalid higher classification can be sought by the application of cladistic analysis to a large data set gathered from all developmental stages, with special emphasis on detailed comparative larval morphology. Expand
Measuring biodiversity taxonomic relatedness for conservation priorities
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Five new measures of taxonomic diversity are compared with existing measures of species richness and taxonomic root weighting for prioritising areas for the conservation of biodiversity and it is concluded that combining species richness with taxonomic Diversity to give a single measure inevitably involves compromise. Expand
The butterflies of Sulawesi : annotated checklist for a critical island fauna
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General information is given on geological and ecological features of the area and the little phylogenetic information available, endemicity, links with surrounding areas and the evolution of the butterfly fauna are discussed. Expand
INDEPENDENT GENE PHYLOGENIES AND MORPHOLOGY DEMONSTRATE A MALAGASY ORIGIN FOR A WIDE‐RANGING GROUP OF SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES
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Dispersal‐vicariance analysis using cladograms derived from morphology and three independent genes indicated a Malagasy diversification of lime swallowtails in the middle Miocene, suggesting diversification processes on the island of Madagascar may have contributed to the origin of common butterflies that now occur throughout much of the Old World tropical and subtemperate regions. Expand
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