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A phylogeny of the families of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera)
The reconstructed phylogeny, from the preferred phylogram of the total evidence character set, shows that the Scarabaeoidea comprises three major lineages; a glaresid, passalid and scarabaeid lineage. Expand
Phylogenetic trends in the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera)
Phylogenetic trends of the states of 24 adult and 14 larval characters of the major groups of Scarabaeoidea are discussed on the basis of outgroup and ingroup comparison. Evolutionary trends withinExpand
Insects of Southern Africa
A phylogenetic analysis of dung beetles (Scarabaeinae : Scarabaeidae): unrolling an evolutionary history
Evidence supports the origin of the Scarabaeinae before the Tertiary and subsequent vicariance of many clades via the breakup of Gondwanaland and new interpretations of the evolution of rolling, its possible loss, nesting and feeding behaviours, and future changes in classification are discussed. Expand
Historical biogeography of scarabaeine dung beetles
It is suggested that the more recent Cenozoic range expansions occurred primarily towards northern regions leading to endemism primarily at species level, which is consistent with the Gondwanaland origin claimed for Scarabaeinae. Expand
Discontinuous Gas‐Exchange Cycles in Scarabaeus Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): Mass‐Scaling and Temperature Dependence
The investigation tests two hypotheses: that previous estimates of the scaling exponents for the DGC and its characteristics are more broadly applicable to insects, and that, in response to temperature, both DGC frequency and the quantity of CO2 emitted during the open (O) phase (O‐phase emission volume) are modulated. Expand
Evolution of the scarab hindwing articulation and wing base: a contribution toward the phylogeny of the Scarabaeidae (Scarabaeoidea: Coleoptera)
The constructed phylogeny shows that the scarabaeid lineage (Scarabaeidae) is comprised of two major lines: an aphodiine line (containing Aphodiinae, including Aegialiini, Aulonocnemis and Scarabaeinae), and an orphnine line. Expand
A phylogenetic analysis of the New World tribe Phanaeini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae): Hypotheses on relationships and origins
A phylogenetic analysis of Phanaeini based on 137 morphological characters supports the hypothesis that the nine included genera, Coprophanaeus , Dendropaemon , Diabroctis , Homalotarsus,Expand
Did dung beetles arise in Africa? A phylogenetic hypothesis based on five gene regions.
  • C. Sole, C. Scholtz
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 August 2010
A molecular phylogeny of the African representatives of the two oldest tribes, Canthonini and Dichotomiini, is presented, based on partial sequence data from two mitochondrial and three nuclear genes, extracted from eight of the nine dichotomiine genera and 17 of the 23 genera of CanthOnini. Expand
Phylogeny of the families of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) based on characters of the hindwing articulation, hindwing base and wing venation
The reconstructed phylogeny shows that the Scarabaeoidea is comprised of three major lineages: a glaresid, passalid and scarabaeid lineage. Expand