Polyura paulettae  Toussaint, 2015

ON : Polyura paulettae Toussaint, 2015
OD : Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 91:206-207, fig.2.
TL : Wang Chin, Phrae, Thailand. (♀, ZSM)
Distribution : Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand,
Polyura paulettae map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♀, 1982.iv. Wang Chin dist., Phrae, Thailand. (ZSM)
Paratypes : 1♂, Wang Chin, Phrae, Thailand. (ZSM) ; 1♂, Shan States, Myanmar. (ZSM) ; 1♂, N.Sagaing, Myanmar. (ZSM)


Toussaint,2015 described Polyura paulettae by mainly DNA analysis without differences in external morphology, such as genitalia, are unknown. Furthermore, a detailed comparison with many known taxa such as Polyura athamas and arja seems necessary. I tentatively treat this taxon as paulettae, however further taxonomic study is needed.


Toussaint, E.F.A., Moriniere, J., Muller, C.J., Kunte, K., Turlin, B., Hausmann, A. & Balke, M.,2015 :
Comparative molecular species delimitation in the charismatic Nawab butterflies (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura)
Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 91:194-209.

Toussaint, E.F.A., Lam, J.M.A. & Balke, M.,2016 :
New insights into the systematics of the genus Polyura Billberg,1820 (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae) with an emphasis on the P. athamas group
J. Lep. Soc. 70(2):145-152.

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