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Phylogeny and evolution of Staphyliniformia and Scarabaeiformia: forest litter as a stepping stone for diversification of nonphytophagous beetles
The beetle series Staphyliniformia exhibits extraordinary taxonomic, ecological and morphological diversity. To gain further insight into staphyliniform relationships and evolution, we reconstructedExpand
The peril of dating beetles
Recently, McKenna et al., 2015 (MCK15 hereafter) investigated the higher level phylogenetic relationships of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) using the most comprehensive molecular dataset to date, andExpand
Microhabitat and landscape influences on aquatic beetle assemblages in a cluster of temporary and permanent ponds
Aquatic beetles often have been regarded as mobile transients among water bodies, but recent studies suggest strong environmental influences on distribution and thus the potential for using beetlesExpand
Ultraconserved elements show utility in phylogenetic inference of Adephaga (Coleoptera) and suggest paraphyly of ‘Hydradephaga’
The beetle suborder Adephaga has been the subject of many phylogenetic reconstructions utilizing a variety of data sources and inference methods. However, no strong consensus has yet emerged on theExpand
Molecular phylogeny, evolution and classification of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera)
The phylogeny and evolutionary history of the water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) are inferred from comprehensive analyses of DNA sequence data from the mitochondrial genes COI, COIIExpand
Molecular phylogeny of the aquatic beetle family Noteridae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) with an emphasis on data partitioning strategies.
The first molecular phylogenetic hypothesis for the aquatic beetle family Noteridae is inferred using DNA sequence data from five gene fragments (mitochondrial and nuclear): COI, H3, 16S, 18S, andExpand
Larval Morphology of Meruidae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) and Its Phylogenetic Implications
ABSTRACT Meruidae, or comb-clawed cascade beetles, are a recently discovered monotypic family of Adephaga endemic to Venezuela. The larvae of Meruidae are described for the first time, based onExpand
Evolution of Pacific Rim diving beetles sheds light on Amphi‐Pacific biogeography
The origin of biodiversity in the Neotropics predominantly stems either from Gondwana breakup or late dispersal events from the Nearctic region. Here, we investigate the biogeography of a divingExpand
Phylogeny, evolution and classification of the giant water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilini: Hydrophilina)
The hydrophiline subtribe Hydrophilina is composed of nearly 200 described species, including all known water scavenger beetles over 15 mm in length. Found in all biogeographic regions, the lineageExpand
Cretaceous West Gondwana vicariance shaped giant water scavenger beetle biogeography
Aim We tested the hypothesis that ancient vicariance in giant water scavenger beetles shaped their current distribution. Location Worldwide except Antarctica. Methods We inferred a molecularExpand