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Nymphalidae  Rafinesque, 1815
Taxonomic Serial No.: 117276

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Heliconiidae
  Common Name(s): admirals [English]
    anglewings [English]
    brush-footed butterflies [English]
    checker-spots [English]
    crescent-spots [English]
    fritillaries [English]
    mourningclocks [English]
    purples [English]
    brushfoot butterflies [English]
    Brushfooted Butterflies [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderLepidoptera  – butterflies, moths, papillons, papillons de nuit, Borboleta, Mariposa  
                                  SuperfamilyPapilionoidea Latreille, 1802 – butterflies, papillons  
                                     FamilyNymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 – admirals, anglewings, brush-footed butterflies, checker-spots, crescent-spots, fritillaries, mourningclocks, purples, brushfoot butterflies, Brushfooted Butterflies  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subfamily Apaturinae Boisduval, 1840 – Emperors 
                                        Subfamily Biblidinae Boisduval, 1833  
                                        Subfamily Charaxinae Guenée, 1865 – Leafwings 
                                        Subfamily Cyrestinae Guenée, 1865  
                                        Subfamily Danainae Boisduval, 1833 – Monarchs 
                                        Subfamily Heliconiinae Swainson, 1822 – Fritillaries, Heliconians 
                                        Subfamily Libytheinae Boisduval, 1833 – Snouts 
                                        Subfamily Limenitidinae Behr, 1864 – Admirals 
                                        Subfamily Morphinae Newman, 1834 – Morphos 
                                        Subfamily Nymphalinae Rafinesque, 1815 – True Brushfoots 
                                        Subfamily Satyrinae Boisduval, 1833 – Satyrs 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Check List of the Lepidoptera of North America... MS, database (version 2003)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Ongoing developmental version with contributions by Don Lafontaine, Jean-François Landry, Jim Troubridge, Paul Opler, Ron Hodges, John Brown, et al. Higher classification does not yet reflect recent and substantial changes that have been published   
  Reference for: Nymphalidae   
  Source: Checklist of North American Butterflies, 2nd Edition, website (version 2)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Produced by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Names Committee, and available online (with corrections) at (web page may not be identical to the printed edition)   
  Reference for: Nymphalidae, Brushfooted Butterflies [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Nymphalidae, admirals [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pelham, Jonathan P.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, vol. 40   
  Page(s): xiv + 658   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-4324   
  Notes: As noted in the Introduction, Pelham intentionally diverges from the Code's provisions on gender agreement (Articles 31 & 34), following original orthography instead   
  Reference for: Nymphalidae   

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