Pierella,

Jong, Rienk De, 2017, Fossil butterflies, calibration points and the molecular clock (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Zootaxa 4270 (1), pp. 1-63: 39

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.583183

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2D00AFF5-4FE2-4EC1-A328-C8670CFB8D6D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AA87D3-2866-FFF1-F7F0-FA2FFD8BB718

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pierella
status

 

spec. Pierella  (teste Warren 2015)

Nymphalidae  : Satyrinae  : Haeterini  : Pierella  .

Colombia, Santander Department, copal; Holocene/Pleistocene 

Depository: FMNH.

The specimen is a remarkably well-preserved fossil, so much that A.D. Warren (pers. comm.), who saw the specimen in July, 2015, thought it was a fake. According to Warren it exactly resembles the extant Pierella helvina Hewitson  ( Nymphalidae  : Satyrinae  ), which is distributed from Nicaragua to Ecuador with Colombia being the type locality, except for the reddish color of the extant species. However, the fossil has not yet been studied in detail. In view of the young age of the fossil it is of little interest for calibration of the molecular clock, except for the evolution within the genus Pierella  .