Butterflies from the Middle Eocene: The Earliest Occurrence of Fossil Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera)

dc.creatorDurden, Christopher J.en
dc.creatorRose, Hughen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-27T19:19:49Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-27T19:19:49Zen
dc.date.issued1978en
dc.descriptionContents: Text -- Photographs -- Referencesen
dc.description.abstractThree fossil butterflies recently collected from the Green River Shale of Colorado extend the known range of Rhopalocera eight to ten million years back, to 48 Ma. Praepapilio Colorado n. g., n. sp., and P. gracilis n. sp. are primitive Papilionidae related to the modern Baronia brevicornis Salvin, but they require a new subfamily, Praepapilioninae. Riodinella nympha n. g., n. sp. is a primitive member of the Lycaenidae, related to modern Ancyluris, Riodina, and Rhetus, in the tribe Riodinidi.en
dc.description.departmentTexas Memorial Museumen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/30083en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherTexas Memorial Museum, The University of Texas at Austinen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Pearce-Sellards Series; No. 29en
dc.subjectEoceneen
dc.subjectPapilionoideaen
dc.subjectLepidopteraen
dc.subjectP. gracilisen
dc.subjectRiodinella nymphaen
dc.subjectAncyluris Riodinaen
dc.subjectPraepapilio Coloradoen
dc.titleButterflies from the Middle Eocene: The Earliest Occurrence of Fossil Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera)en
dc.typeTechnical reporten

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