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Dispersal, fragmentation, and isolation shape the phylogeography of the European lineages of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) ripartii (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae):  
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) Pompeu Fabra University.
2013 (English)In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, ISSN 0024-4066, E-ISSN 1095-8312, Vol. 109, no 4, 817-829 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Polyommatus ripartii is a biogeographically and taxonomically poorly understood species of butterfly with a scattered distribution in Europe. Recently, it has been shown that this species includes several European endemic and localized taxa (galloi, exuberans, agenjoi) that were previously considered species and even protected, a result that poses further questions about the processes that led to its current distribution. We analysed mitochondrial DNA and the morphology of P.ripartii specimens to study the phylogeography of European populations. Three genetically differentiated but apparently synmorphic lineages occur in Europe that could be considered evolutionarily significant units for conservation. Their strongly fragmented and counterintuitive distribution seems to be the result of multiple range expansions and contractions along Pleistocene climatic oscillations. Remarkably, based on the 79 specimens studied, these genetic lineages do not seem to extensively coexist in the distributional mosaic, a phenomenon most evident in the Iberian Peninsula. One of the important gaps in the European distribution of P.ripartii is reduced by the discovery of new Croatian populations, which also facilitate a better understanding of the biogeography of the species.

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2013. Vol. 109, no 4, 817-829 p.
Keyword [en]
biogeography, conservation, distribution, genetic lineages, morphology, postglacial expansion
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Evolutionary Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99910DOI: 10.1111/bij.12096ISI: 000328956800007OAI: diva2:689399


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