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Systematic Status of Agehana elwesi f. cavaleriei Based on Morphological and Molecular Evidence

@article{Lu2009SystematicSO,
  title={Systematic Status of Agehana elwesi f. cavaleriei Based on Morphological and Molecular Evidence},
  author={C. C. Lu and L. W. Wu and G. F. Jiang and H. Deng and L. Wang and P. Yang and Y. F. Hsu},
  journal={Zoological Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={48},
  pages={270-279}
}
  • C. C. Lu, L. W. Wu, +4 authors Y. F. Hsu
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Zoological Studies
  • Agehana swallowtail butterflies are unusual in having 2 veins present in the broad lobe-like "tail" of their hindwing. Of the 2 species currently recognized in this genus, A. maraho is generally considered an endangered taxon endemic to Taiwan. The other species, A. elwesi, which is widespread in the southern part of continental China, contains a form superficially similar to A. maraho. This form is termed f. cavaleriei, and its distribution is restricted to southwestern China. The relationship… CONTINUE READING
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