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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
The phylogeny of all major insect lineages reveals how and when insects diversified and provides a comprehensive reliable scaffold for future comparative analyses of evolutionary innovations among insects.
Phylogeny of the Coleoptera Based on Morphological Characters of Adults and Larvae
Abstract. In order to infer phylogenetic relationships within the extraordinarily speciesrich order Coleoptera, a cladistic analysis is performed, in which 516 adult and larval morphological…
The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
A phylogeny of beetles based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representing 172 of 183 extant families provides a uniquely well‐resolved temporal and phylogenetic framework for studying patterns of innovation and diversification in Coleoptera.
Evolutionary history of Coleoptera revealed by extensive sampling of genes and species
A time-calibrated phylogeny for Coleoptera is infer based on 95 protein-coding genes in 373 beetle species and an association between the hyperdiversification of beetles and the rise of angiosperms is suggested.
Phylogeny, classification and evolution of ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) based on simultaneous analysis of molecular and morphological data.
Australian ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) : their biology and classification
- A. Ślipiński
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 6 June 2013
This book reviews all 57 currently recognised genera of Australian Coccinellidae, recognising 260 valid described species, and including some genera and species newly described here.
The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity
- D. McKenna, Seunggwan Shin, R. Beutel
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 18 November 2019
Beetles diversity appears to have resulted from multiple factors, including low extinction rates over a long evolutionary history, codiversification with angiosperms, and adaptive radiations of specialized herbivorous beetles following convergent horizontal transfers of microbial genes encoding PCWDEs.
Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
A large‐scale phylogenetic study is presented for Cucujoidea (Coleoptera), a diverse superfamily of beetles that historically has been taxonomically difficult, and many formal changes to cucujiform beetle classification are proposed.
BOOK REVIEW: World Catalogue of the Dermestidae (Coleoptera)
- A. Ślipiński
- 1 September 2004
Australian Beetles Volume 1: Morphology, Classification and Keys
This three-volume series represents a comprehensive treatment of the beetles of Australia, a relatively under-studied fauna that includes many unusual and unique lineages found nowhere else on Earth.…