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Nazari V, Lukhtanov VA, Naderi A, Fric ZF, Dincă V, Vila R (2023) More hidden diversity in a cryptic species complex: a new subspecies of Leptidea sinapis (Lepidoptera, Pieridae) from Northern Iran. Comparative Cytogenetics 17: 113-128.

More hidden diversity in a cryptic species complex : a new subspecies of Leptidea sinapis (Lepidoptera, Pieridae) from Northern Iran

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Author: Nazari, Vazrick1; Lukhtanov, Vladimir A.2; Naderi, Alireza3;
Organizations: 1Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
2Department of Karyosystematics, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Science, Universitetskaya nab. 1, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia
3National Natural History Museum & Genetic Resources, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
5Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
6Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
7Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC – Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Barcelona, Spain
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Language: English
Published: Pensoft Publishers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-09-29


A new subspecies of Leptidea sinapis from Northern Iran, discovered by means of DNA barcoding, is described as Leptidea sinapis tabarestana ssp. nov. The new subspecies is allopatric with respect to other populations of L. sinapis and is genetically distinct, appearing as a well-supported sister clade to all other populations in COI-based phylogenetic reconstructions. Details on karyotype, genitalia, ecology and behaviour for the new subspecies are given and a biogeographical speciation scenario is proposed.

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Series: Comparative cytogenetics
ISSN: 1993-0771
ISSN-E: 1993-078X
ISSN-L: 1993-0771
Volume: 17
Pages: 113 - 128
DOI: 10.3897/compcytogen.17.102830
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Funding: Vladimir Lukhtanov was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF 19-14-00202 Continuation) (analysis of karyotypes) and by the State Research Project No. 122031100272-3 (collecting the material). Vlad Dincă was supported by the Academy of Finland (Academy Research Fellow, decisions no. 324988 and 352652) and by a Visiting Professor fellowship awarded by the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest. Roger Vila was supported by Project PID2019-107078GB-I00/MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 324988
Detailed Information: 324988 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
352652 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © Vazrick Nazari et al. 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.