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Genus Atkinsia Braby & Toussaint, 2022

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4 Jan. 2023 - Michael Braby



Toussaint et al. (2022) revised the higher classification of the Trapezitinae based on a robust molecular phylogeny which resulted in a number of nomenclatural changes concerning genera, species and subspecies. These nomenclatural changes include the description of a new genus, Atkinsia, which is closely related to Anisynta, Dispar and Pasma. These four genera form a well-supported monophyletic group, with the following relationships according to their molecular results: Dispar + (Atkinsia + (Pasma + Anisynta)), which they referred to as the Anisynta group of trapezitine skippers. Thus, continued recognition of the species dominula in Anisynta renders that genus polyphyletic.




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria

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ACT, NSW, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian South East (TSE) ; Tas: Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian West (TWE)

History of changes

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Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Jan-2023 ADDED Dr Michael Braby (ANU)