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Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest
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This work sampled the phylogenetic breadth of arthropod taxa from the soil to the forest canopy in the San Lorenzo forest, Panama using a comprehensive range of structured protocols and found that models based on plant diversity fitted the accumulated species richness of both herbivore and nonherbivore taxa exceptionally well. Expand
IBISCA-Panama, a large-scale study of arthropod beta-diversity and vertical stratification in a lowland rainforest: rationale, study sites and field protocols
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IBISCA-Panama represents a large-scale research initiative to quantify the spatial distribution of arthropod biodiversity in a Neotropical forest, using a combination of international collaboration, a set of common research questions, and an integrated experimental design. Expand
The Beetle (Coleoptera) Fauna of Pocket Gopher Burrows in Louisiana
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The results indicate a similar beetle fauna to those found in pocket gopher burrows in Texas and Oklahoma but differing from that of burrow systems in Florida, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Expand
Coleoptera Collected from Rotting Fishhook Barrel Cacti (Ferocactus wislizeni (Engelm.) Britton and Rose), with a Review of Nearctic Coleoptera Associated with Succulent Necrosis
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Findings indicated that there may be three distinct successional stages—wet (saturated), moist, and dry—during cactus late decomposition during cactusLate decomposition. Expand
Land module of Our Planet Reviewed - Papua New Guinea : aims, methods and first taxonomical results
Until now the altitudinal factor has not been taken into account to estimate tropical arthropod diversity. The ultimate aim of the terrestrial biodiversity survey “Our Planet Reviewed – Papua NewExpand
Arthropod Distribution in a Tropical Rainforest: Tackling a Four Dimensional Puzzle
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It is imperative that estimates of global biodiversity derived from mass collecting of arthropod in tropical rainforests embrace the strong vertical and seasonal partitioning observed here, and given the high species turnover observed between seasons, global climate change may have severe consequences for rainforest arthropods. Expand
DNA identification and morphological description of the first confirmed larvae of Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae)
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Using DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal (18S) and mitochondrial (cytochrome oxidase I) genes (a modified DNA barcoding approach), larvae of hetaeriine Histeridae are positively identified for the first time. Expand
A systematic revision of Operclipygus Marseul (Coleoptera, Histeridae, Exosternini)
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The large Neotropical genus Oper clipygus Marseul is revised, in the histerid tribe Exosternini (Histeridae: Histerinae), and 138 species are described as new, bringing the total to 177 species of Operclipygus. Expand
Phylogeny and generic limits in New World Exosternini (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Histerinae)
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A phylogenetic analysis of all known New World species, described and undescribed, with over 50 outgroup taxa from other genera and tribes of Histerinae was undertaken, based on 259 morphological characters. Expand
Diversity of Two Beetle Taxa at a Western Amazonian Locality (Coleoptera: Histeridae; Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae)
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Empirical data, richness estimates, and simple percentages are used to predict that beetle diversity at this site in Yasuni National Park ranges from 9,871 to 14,102 species, and total insect diversity ranges from 24,665 to 35,255 species. Expand
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