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Euphydryas editha bayensis  Sternitzky, 1937
Taxonomic Serial No.: 201292

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s): bay checkerspot Butterfly [English]
  Valid Name: Euphydryas editha editha (Boisduval, 1852)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Euphydryas editha bayensis   
  Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program-12/09, website (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Reference for: Euphydryas editha bayensis, bay checkerspot Butterfly [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Emmel, John F., Thomas C. Emmel, and Sterling O. Mattoon / Emmel, Thomas C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: The types of California butterflies named by Jean Alphonse Boisduval: designation of lectotypes and a neotype, and fixation of type localities   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systematics of western North American Butterflies   
  Page(s): 3-76   
  Publisher: Mariposa Press   
  Publication Place: Gainesville, Florida, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9655370-2-1   
  Reference for: Euphydryas editha bayensis   
  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: Euphydryas editha bayensis   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  



  Comment: As of 14 December 2009, the 'bay checkerspot Butterfly' (Euphydryas editha bayensis) is listed as Threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act  
    Emmel et al. (1998:17-18) researched the potential types of Euphydryas editha (Boisduval, 1852) (originally "Melitaea Editha"), designate a lectotype, and restrict the type locality to "Twin Peaks, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California." The type locality of E. editha bayensis Sternitzky, 1937 (orginally "Euphydryas editha var. bayensis") is a few miles to the south, "Hillsborough, San Mateo Co., Calif." Emmet et al. note that "the tree syntypes fall well within the range of phenotypical variation shown by the San Francisco Bay area subspecies of E. editha that was renamed bayensis by Sternitzky," and declare that "E. e. bayensis is thus a junior synonym of nominotypical E. editha"  



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