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Euselasia uria, Arajuno (see new facts page).

Euselasia uria a Arajuno

difficult to find a way through this taxonomic riddle.

1 - among the pictures above the bottom two specimens seem to make sense :
      - the E. u. uria on the left, with its bands rather wide and blurred, look just like the few pictures of E. uria that one can find on the Internet,
      - the E. U. angustifascia on the right has much narrower bands.

2 - as a matter of facts the problem lies with the types ; whereas the type of uria (described in 1853) has narrow lines, how come a "narrow banded" subspecies (angustifascia) was described 70 years later from a specimen with very wide bands ?

3 - having no answer we provisionnally call :
      - ssp 1 - a specimen photographed by David Geale at Arajuno (PN Sangay), which looks just like the Loreto specimen above,
      - ssp 2 -the two specimens from Unión Nacional Cuyabeno which don't look like anything we've seen and that are illustrated on the North East website.

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