A COMPREHENSIVE AND DATED PHYLOGENOMIC ANALYSIS OF BUTTERFLIES
- Phylogenomic data provide a novel view of broad evolutionary relationships
- Most current diversity originated after the K-Pg mass extinction
- Many accepted higher taxa are para- or polyphyletic
- Ant association originated three times independently in blues and metalmarks
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