A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera).

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622329
Title:
A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera).
Authors:
Kitching, IJ ( 0000-0003-4738-5967 ) ; Rougerie, R; Zwick, A; Hamilton, CA; St Laurent, RA; Naumann, S; Ballesteros Mejia, L; Kawahara, AY
Abstract:
Background Bombycoidea is an ecologically diverse and speciose superfamily of Lepidoptera. The superfamily includes many model organisms, but the taxonomy and classification of the superfamily has remained largely in disarray. Here we present a global checklist of Bombycoidea. Following Zwick (2008) and Zwick et al. (2011), ten families are recognized: Anthelidae, Apatelodidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Carthaeidae, Endromidae, Eupterotidae, Phiditiidae, Saturniidae and Sphingidae. The former families Lemoniidae and Mirinidae are included within Brahmaeidae and Endromidae respectively. The former bombycid subfamilies Oberthueriinae and Prismostictinae are also treated as synonyms of Endromidae, and the former bombycine subfamilies Apatelodinae and Phitditiinae are treated as families. New information This checklist represents the first effort to synthesize the current taxonomic treatment of the entire superfamily. It includes 12,159 names and references to their authors, and it accounts for the recent burst in species and subspecies descriptions within family Saturniidae (ca. 1,500 within the past 10 years) and to a lesser extent in Sphingidae (ca. 250 species over the same period). The changes to the higher classification of Saturniidae proposed by Nässig et al. (2015) are rejected as premature and unnecessary. The new tribes, subtribes and genera described by Cooper (2002) are here treated as junior synonyms. We also present a new higher classification of Sphingidae, based on Kawahara et al. (2009), Barber and Kawahara (2013) and a more recent phylogenomic study by Breinholt et al. (2017), as well as a reviewed genus and species level classification, as documented by Kitching (2018).
Publisher:
Pensoft Publishers
Journal:
Biodiversity Data Journal
Issue date:
12-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622329
DOI:
10.3897/BDJ.6.e22236
Submitted date:
2018-02-16
Type:
Journal Article
Item Description:
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The attached file is the published pdf plus supplementary data file.
Subject Terms:
Anthelidae; Apatelodidae; Bombycidae; Bombycoidea; Brahmaeidae; Carthaeidae; Classification; Endromidae; Eupterotidae; Phiditiidae; Saturniidae; Sphingidae
ISSN:
1314-2828
Appears in Collections:
Life sciences

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dc.contributor.authorKitching, IJen
dc.contributor.authorRougerie, Ren
dc.contributor.authorZwick, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, CAen
dc.contributor.authorSt Laurent, RAen
dc.contributor.authorNaumann, Sen
dc.contributor.authorBallesteros Mejia, Len
dc.contributor.authorKawahara, AYen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-22T15:13:45Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-22T15:13:45Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-12en_US
dc.date.submitted2018-02-16-
dc.identifier.issn1314-2828en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3897/BDJ.6.e22236en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622329-
dc.description.abstractBackground Bombycoidea is an ecologically diverse and speciose superfamily of Lepidoptera. The superfamily includes many model organisms, but the taxonomy and classification of the superfamily has remained largely in disarray. Here we present a global checklist of Bombycoidea. Following Zwick (2008) and Zwick et al. (2011), ten families are recognized: Anthelidae, Apatelodidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Carthaeidae, Endromidae, Eupterotidae, Phiditiidae, Saturniidae and Sphingidae. The former families Lemoniidae and Mirinidae are included within Brahmaeidae and Endromidae respectively. The former bombycid subfamilies Oberthueriinae and Prismostictinae are also treated as synonyms of Endromidae, and the former bombycine subfamilies Apatelodinae and Phitditiinae are treated as families. New information This checklist represents the first effort to synthesize the current taxonomic treatment of the entire superfamily. It includes 12,159 names and references to their authors, and it accounts for the recent burst in species and subspecies descriptions within family Saturniidae (ca. 1,500 within the past 10 years) and to a lesser extent in Sphingidae (ca. 250 species over the same period). The changes to the higher classification of Saturniidae proposed by Nässig et al. (2015) are rejected as premature and unnecessary. The new tribes, subtribes and genera described by Cooper (2002) are here treated as junior synonyms. We also present a new higher classification of Sphingidae, based on Kawahara et al. (2009), Barber and Kawahara (2013) and a more recent phylogenomic study by Breinholt et al. (2017), as well as a reviewed genus and species level classification, as documented by Kitching (2018).en_US
dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e22236en_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subjectSphingidae; Saturniidae; Bombycidae; Endromidae; Carthaeidae; Anthelidae; Checklist; Phiditiidae; Brahmaeidae; Apatelodidae; Eupterotidaeen_US
dc.titleA global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera).en_US
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.journalBiodiversity Data Journalen_US
dc.identifier.volume6en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1 - 13 (13)en_US
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elements.import.authorKitching, IJen_US
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dc.description.nhmThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The attached file is the published pdf plus supplementary data file.en
dc.subject.nhmAnthelidaeen
dc.subject.nhmApatelodidaeen
dc.subject.nhmBombycidaeen
dc.subject.nhmBombycoideaen
dc.subject.nhmBrahmaeidaeen
dc.subject.nhmCarthaeidaeen
dc.subject.nhmClassificationen
dc.subject.nhmEndromidaeen
dc.subject.nhmEupterotidaeen
dc.subject.nhmPhiditiidaeen
dc.subject.nhmSaturniidaeen
dc.subject.nhmSphingidaeen
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