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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Satyrinae
Tribus: Satyrini
Subtribus: Euptychiina
Genus: Taygetis
Species: T. acuta – T. angulosa – T. asterie – T. chiquitana – T. chrysogone – T. cleopatra – T. drogoni – T. echo – T. elegia – T. fulginia – T. inambari – T. inconspicua – T. inornata – T. kerea – T. laches – T. larua – T. leuctra – T. mermeria – T. oyapock – T. rectifascia – T. rufomarginata – T. servius – T. sosis – T. sylvia – T. thamyra – T. tripunctata – T. uncinata – T. uzza – T. virgilia – T. weymeri – T. ypthima – T. zippora

Taygetis Hübner, 1819

Type species: Papilio virgilia Cramer, 1776

Brévignon, C. 2005a: Description de nouveaux Satyrinae provenant de Guyane française (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Lambillionea, 105(3) (Tome II): 393–404. Reference page.
Brévignon, C. 2007. Description d'une nouvelle espèce du genre Taygetis Hübner, [1819] provenant de Guyane française (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Lambillionea, 107(1): 235–237. Reference page.
Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol. 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439p. Reference page.
Siewert, R.R. et al. 2013: The “Taygetis ypthima species group” (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae): taxonomy, variation and description of a new species. ZooKeys 356: 11-29. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.356.6481 Reference page.

Taygetis is a genus of satyrid butterflies found in the Neotropical realm.
Taxonomy and evolution

The genus appeared as polyphyletic,[1] with Taygetis kerea and Taygetis weymeri as part of the butterfly genus Taygetina, whereas Taygetis rectifascia and Taygetis ypthima are related to the genus Pseudodebis. Recently, the "Taygetis ypthima species group" was defined,[2] and it includes Taygetis rectifascia, Taygetis ypthima, Taygetis drogoni, and Taygetis fulginia. However, the inclusion of such a species group within the genus Taygetis is unsupported by molecular[1] and karyological data.[3]
T. tripunctata figure 6

Listed alphabetically:[4][5]

Taygetis acuta Weymer, 1910
Taygetis angulosa Weymer, 1907
Taygetis asterie Weymer, 1910
Taygetis chiquitana Forster, 1964
Taygetis chrysogone Doubleday, [1849]
Taygetis cleopatra C. & R. Felder, 1862
Taygetis drogoni Siewert, Zacca, F.M.S. Dias & Freitas, 2013
Taygetis echo (Cramer, [1775]) - echo satyr
Taygetis elegia Weymer, 1910
Taygetis fulginia d’Almeida, 1922
Taygetis inambari Miller & Lamas, 1999
Taygetis inconspicua Draudt, 1931
Taygetis laches (Fabricius, 1793)
Taygetis larua C. & R. Felder, 1867
Taygetis leuctra Butler, 1870
Taygetis mermeria (Cramer, [1776])
Taygetis oyapock Brévignon, 2007
Taygetis rectifascia Weymer, 1907
Taygetis rufomarginata Staudinger, 1888
Taygetis servius Weymer, 1910
Taygetis sosis Hopffer, 1874
Taygetis sylvia Bates, 1866
Taygetis thamyra (Cramer, [1779])
Taygetis tripunctata Weymer, 1907
Taygetis uncinata Weymer, 1907
Taygetis uzza Butler, 1869
Taygetis virgilia (Cramer, [1776])
Taygetis ypthima (Hübner, 1816)
Taygetis zippora Butler, 1869


Matos-Maraví, P.F., Peña, C., Willmott, K.R., Freitas, A.V.L. & Wahlberg, N., 2013: Systematics and evolutionary history of butterflies in the “Taygetis clade” (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Euptychiina): towards a better understanding of Neotropical biogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66: 54-68: Abstract and full article: doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.005
Siewert, R.R., Zacca, T., Dias, F.M.S., Freitas, A.V.L., Mielke, O.H.H. & Casagrande, M.M., 2013: The “'Taygetis ypthima' species group” (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae): taxonomy, variation and description of a new species. Zookeys, 356: 11-29: Abstract and full article: doi:10.3897/zookeys.356.6481
Brown Jr, K.S., Freitas, A.V.L., von Schoultz, B., Saura, A.O. & Saura, A., 2007: Chromosomal evolution of South American frugivorous butterflies in the Satyroid clade (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae, Morphinae and Satyrinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 92: 467-461
Lamas, Gerardo, 2004, Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part 4A; Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea

"Taygetis Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

Brevignon, Christian, 2005: Description of new Satyrinae from French Guiana (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Lambillionea CV sept.: 393-404.

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