North Andean origin and diversification of the largest ithomiine butterfly genus

@inproceedings{DeSilva2017NorthAO,
  title={North Andean origin and diversification of the largest ithomiine butterfly genus},
  author={Donna Lisa De-Silva and Luisa Mota and Nicolas Chazot and Ricardo Mallarino and Karina Lucas Silva-Brand{\~a}o and Luz Miryam G{\'o}mez Pi{\~n}erez and Andr{\'e} V L Freitas and Gerardo Lamas and Mathieu Joron and James Mallet and Carlos E Giraldo and Sandra In{\'e}s Uribe and Tiina S{\"a}rkinen and Sandra Knapp and Chris D. Jiggins and Keith R Willmott and Marianne Elias},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2017}
}
The Neotropics harbour the most diverse flora and fauna on Earth. The Andes are a major centre of diversification and source of diversity for adjacent areas in plants and vertebrates, but studies on insects remain scarce, even though they constitute the largest fraction of terrestrial biodiversity. Here, we combine molecular and morphological characters to generate a dated phylogeny of the butterfly genus Pteronymia (Nymphalidae: Danainae), which we use to infer spatial, elevational and… CONTINUE READING
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