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Notes on the taxonomy of the genus Praedora Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Sphinginae, Sphingini), with descriptions of five new subspecies

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2020
Authors:T. Melichar, Řezáč, M., Hodeček, J.
Journal:The European Entomologist
Volume:11
Issue:2
Start Page:45
Pagination:45-97
Date Published:10/2019
ISSN:1803-1366
Keywords:BARCODING, CATALOGUE, DNA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, MALAWI, MALE GENITALIA, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NEIGHBOR-JOINING, PRAEDORA, RWANDA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPHINGIDAE, TANZANIA, WORLDMAP1, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE
Abstract:

"The genus Praedora Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 is reviewed and five new subspecies are described: Praedora marshalli trevisanae ssp. nov., Praedora plagiata kitonga ssp. nov., Praedora plagiata bilineata ssp. nov., Praedora plagiata iringensis ssp. nov. and Praedora tropicalis dolnyi ssp. nov. In addition, Praedora marshalli australis Clark, 1930 stat. rev. is reinstated as a valid subspecies from synonymy with Praedora marshalli."

STI taxonomic comments: 
The publication date stated on the cover on volume 11, issue 2 of The European Entomologist is October 21, 2019, which was confirmed as the date of printing, as opposed to 19th October 2019, the date on which it was posted on the SMCR website (T. Melichar, pers. comm. to I.J. Kitching, 6.iv.2020). However, it remains to be confirmed whether 19.x.2019 was the date of publication of a print copy that was available for sale or exchange, as required under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Consequently, the publication date is provisionally interpreted here as [2020] until evidence to the contrary is forthcoming.
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