By Willem Renema
This publication bargains exchanges among the fields of paleontology and zoology as styles of biodiversity have lengthy attracted the eye of either biologists and paleontologists. It covers the advance of remoted island faunas, paleogeography and zoomorphology. The ebook indicates that styles aren't continuously what they appear if checked out with out a spatial or temporal reference.
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It does not contradict the presence of Euschemon on Gondwanan Australia, but it is not an argument in favour of it either. 3. Papilionidae The Papilionidae are by far the best-studied family of butterflies, but it does not mean that there is agreement about the relationships within the family. , 1999), Baroniinae, Parnasiinae, and Papilioninae. The classical hypothesis of their interrelationship, as for instance found by Miller (1987), is Baroniinae, Parnassiinae, and Papilioninae. However, this hierarchy was not recovered in the morphological study by de Jong et al.
Balkema Publishers, Lisse, pp. 133–146. Jong, R. de, 2003, Are there butterflies with Gondwanan ancestry in the Australian region? Invertebrate Systematics 17: 143–156. Jong, R. , 1996, The higher classification of butterflies (Lepidoptera): problems and prospects, Entomologica Scandinavica 27: 65–101.
2004, estimated the age of the Fagaceae at c. 60 Ma). The vicarious distribution in Hydrangeocolinae and the early radiation in Aphidiinae agree well with an origin by the severance of the connection between Australia and South America (through Antarctica). The family is certainly old enough for that, but whether the genera involved are old enough is a matter to be checked in future. The biological data indicate that the occupation of the niche of galls and “pseudogalls” has been an important driving force in the basal evolution of the group.
Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and Islands by Willem Renema