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, W.Malaysia.

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 described this species by mainly DNA analysis. I suppose it may be widely distributed in Indo-China including P.Thailand. It is highly probable that this species is present in records of athamas in this area. Further studies are needed, such as distribution and identification with athamas.


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

Toussaint, E.F.A., & J.M.A. Lam & M. Balke,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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