Resurrection of Caltoris ranrunna (Sonan) from synonymy as a skipper endemic to Taiwan based on COI barcode and morphology

Yu Feng Hsu, Guo Xi Xue, Rung Juen Lin, Li Huang

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Caltoris ranrunna (Sonan, 1936) is resurrected from synonymy of Caltoris cahira austeni (Moore, 1883) to represent a Caltoris species endemic to Taiwan based upon COI barcode divergence and morphological diagnosis in genitalia of both sexes. This species distributes allopatrically from C. cahira of continental Asia and Andamans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-66
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 12
Externally publishedYes



  • Caltoris cahira
  • COI gene
  • DNA barcode
  • Hesperiidae
  • Species delimitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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