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Before it is too late: description of a new genus and species of butterfly from a highly threatened Brazilian biome

Erscheinungsjahr: 
2018
Vollständiger Titel: 
Before it is too late: description of a new genus and species of butterfly from a highly threatened Brazilian biome
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Org. Einordnung: 
Publiziert in: 
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
DOI Name: 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbe.2018.02.003
Keywords: 
Cerrado; Paryphthimoides; Savanna; Splendeuptychia; Zischkaia
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Freitas, A. V. L., Barbosa, E., Zacca, T., Marín, M. A. , Beirão, M. V., Silva, A. R. M., Casagrande, M. M., Espeland, M., Willmott, K.R.: 2018. Before it is too late: description of a new genus and species of butterfly from a highly threatened Brazilian biome. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 62 (2): 148-158
Abstract: 

A new genus, Nhambikuara Freitas, Barbosa & Zacca gen. nov., and species, Nhambikuara cerradensis Freitas, Barbosa & Zacca sp. nov., of the highly diverse Neotropical butterfly subtribe Euptychiina are described. Nhambikuara cerradensis sp. nov. is the type species for the genus, and Euptychia mima Butler, 1867 is also transferred to the new genus, as Nhambikuara mima (Butler, 1867) comb. nov., from the genus Zischkaia Forster, 1964. The taxonomy, phylogenetic relationships, geographic distribution and natural history of species of the genus are also discussed.