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Systematics and evolution of the tribes Pyrophorini and Heligmini, with description of Campyloxeninae, new subfamily (Coleoptera, Elateridae)
The hypothetical phytogeny of both tribes based on morphological evidence rombined with geographical patterns, is given and Considerations on the biology and ecology of the Pyrophorini are given.
Chromosomal similarities and differences among four Neotropical Elateridae (Conoderini and Pyrophorini) and other related species, with comments on the NOR patterns in Coleoptera
Departamento de Biologia Instituto de Biociencias Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Rio Claro, Av. 24-A, n 1515, CEP 13506-900, Rio Claro, Sao Paulo
Systematics and bionomics of Cneoglossidae with a cladistic analysis of Byrrhoidea sensu Lawrence & Newton (1995) (Coleoptera, Elateriformia)
The monophyly of this assemblage is supported by three striking synapomorphies, the anterior process of metendosternite shortened, the proximal end of radial cell with acute inner angle, and the wing folding of the dryopoid-type.
Review of the Family Brachypsectridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea)
The monogeneric family Brachypsectridae is redescribed based on adults and larvae, and distribution, biology, and ideas on the phylogenetic relationships are summarized, suggesting that the family is a basal member of the Elateroidea.
Coleoptera Larval Fauna Associated with Termite Nests (Isoptera) with Emphasis on the “Bioluminescent Termite Nests” from Central Brazil
The adaptations to live in nest environment and functional categories of association of all beetle larvae, including those not bioluminescent, to termite nests are discussed in this work.
Systematics and cladistic analysis of Cerophytidae (Elateroidea: Coleoptera)
The elateroid family CerophyTidae, originally based on Cerophytum Latreille, is characterized and revised, with the recognition of three well‐defined lineages: one in the Holarctic Region, and the other two in the Neotropical Region, each one distributed from southern Mexico to South America.
The first cytogenetic report of fireflies (Coleoptera, Lampyridae) from Brazilian fauna
The first cytogenetic analysis of fireflies from Brazilian fauna was carried out in this work, and the analysis of meiotic cells showed that the neoXY sexual bivalent of B. lividipennis exhibited a prominent terminal chiasma, indicating that the sex chromosomes are not wholly differentiated and still retain a region of homology.
Hidden diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest: the discovery of Jurasaidae, a new beetle family (Coleoptera, Elateroidea) with neotenic females
The discovery of a completely new lineage of soft-bodied neotenic beetles from the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest, which is due to the limited dispersal capability and cryptic lifestyle of its wingless females bound to long-term stable habitats, highlights the importance of the BrazilianAtlantic rainforest as a top priority area for nature conservation.