Dataset: Ancient Neotropical Origin and Recent Recolonisation: Phylogeny, Biogeography and Diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), 2012

Abstract

This dataset is a part of the project "From host plants to host ants: Evolution of phyto-predation in butterflies, 2014". This project presents the first dated higher-level phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the butterfly family Riodinidae. This family is distributed worldwide, but more than 90% of the c. 1500 species are found in the Neotropics, while the c. 120 Old World species are concentrated in the Southeast Asian tropics, with minor Afrotropical and Australasian tropical radiations, and few temperate species. Morphologically based higher classification is partly unresolved, with genera incompletely assigned to tribes. Using 3666 bp from one mitochondrial and four nuclear markers for each of 23 outgroups and 178 riodinid taxa representing all subfamilies, tribes and subtribes, and 98 out of 145 described genera of riodinids, it is estimated that Riodinidae split from Lycaenidae about 96 Mya in the mid-Cretaceous and started to diversify about 81 Mya. The Riodinidae are monophyletic and originated in the Neotropics, most likely in lowland proto-Amazonia. Neither the subfamily Euselasiinae nor the Nemeobiinae are monophyletic as currently constituted. The enigmatic, monotypic Neotropical genera Styx and Corrachia (most recently treated in Euselasiinae: Corrachiini) are highly supported as derived taxa in the Old World Nemeobiinae, with dispersal most likely occurring across the Beringia land bridge during the Oligocene. Styx and Corrachia, together with all other nemeobiines, are the only exclusively Primulaceae-feeding riodinids. The steadily increasing proliferation of the Neotropical Riodininae subfamily contrasts with the decrease in diversification in the Old World, and may provide insights into factors influencing the diversification rate of this relatively ancient clade of Neotropical insects.  Data are freely available for downloading (follow the link under related material).

Variable Groups

Full Title

Ancient Neotropical Origin and Recent Recolonisation: Phylogeny, Biogeography and Diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), 2012

Identification Number

NSD2261-2

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Espeland, Marianne

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Espeland, Marianne Primary Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2015 Marianne Espeland

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 204308

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2015-12-11

Notes

Original data from Marianne Espeland are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

“Ancient Neotropical Origin and Recent Recolonisation: Phylogeny, Biogeography and Diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), 2012“. Data collected by Marianne Espeland.  First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1992 2012

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1992-01-01 2012-12-01

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Other

Universe

Butterflies from the Riodinidae-family from all continents except Antarctica.

Kind of Data

Other

Data Collector

Espeland, Marianne

Sampling Procedure

Data from DNA sequencing of 201 butterflies was generated.

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Related Materials

Tables and supplementary material for Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Espeland, Marianne, Jason P.W. Hall, Philip J. DeVries, David C. Lees, Mark Cornwall, Yu-Feng Hsu, Li-Wei Wu, Dana L. Campbell, Gerard Talavera, Roger Vila, Shayla Salzman, Sophie Ruehr, David J. Lohman, Naomi E. Pierce (2015) Tables and supplementary material for Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 93, December 2015, pp. 296-306, ISSN 1055-7903. Data can be downloaded from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790315002377.

Related Publications

Ancient Neotropical Origin and Recent Recolonisation: Phylogeny, Biogeography and Diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), 2012

Espeland M., Hall J.P.W., DeVries P.J., Lees D.C., Cornwall M., Hsu Y.F., Wu L.W., Campbell D.L., Talavera G., Vila R., Salzman S., Ruehr S., Lohman D.J., Pierce N.E. (2015): Tables and supplementary material for "Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), 2015", Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 93, December 2015, pp. 296-306.

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