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The peril of dating beetles
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It is proposed that the divergence time estimates which they found are likely to underestimate clade ages, and derived an alternative set of fossil calibration points based on best-practice recommendations to explore the impact of fossil selection on the age of Coleoptera.
Molecular phylogeny of the highly disjunct cliff water beetles from South Africa and China (Coleoptera: Aspidytidae)
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A re-examination of larval characters in the two aspidytid species revealed that the larva of the Chinese species is strikingly similar to that of Amphizoidae, highlighting the need for more data to address dytiscoid phylogenetics, possibly involving a genomic approach.
Epuraea imperialis (Reitter, 1877). New invasive species of Nitidulidae (Coleoptera) in Europe, with a checklist of sap beetles introduced to Europe and Mediterranean areas
Australian species Epuraea imperialis (Reitter, 1877), previously introduced to New Zealand, is recorded as a new invasive species from the Canary Islands, Continental Spain, Portugal, France,
Insect biodiversity of the Socotra Archipelago – underlined and counted
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The diversity of insects in Socotra is briefly commented on and compared with the nearest archipelago – the Seychelles.
Adephagous water beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae) of Yemen and Dhofar region (Oman) with description of a new Hyphydrus from Socotra Island
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Adephagous water beetles of Yemen (including Socotra Island) and Dhofar region, southernmost Oman, are reviewed and new records of 48 species are presented, while two previously described species, Dineutus arabicus Regimbart, 1907 and Hydaticus Arabicus Guignot, 1951, are diagnosed and illustrated.
Taxonomy and distribution of the genus Pterydrias Reitter and confirmation of its synonymy with Eorhipidius Iablokoff-Khnzorian (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae)
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The genus Pterydrias is confirmed as a senior synonym of the genus Eorhipidius Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1986 and the following new combinations are established.
Novel dystrophin mutations revealed by analysis of dystrophin mRNA: alternative splicing suppresses the phenotypic effect of a nonsense mutation
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The complete dystrophin mRNA sequence has been analyzed in 20 patients and showed five novel mutations with respect to those reported in the Cardiff Human Gene Mutation Database and the Leiden muscular dystrophy pages.
Evolution of Pacific Rim diving beetles sheds light on Amphi‐Pacific biogeography
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The results support on one hand a potential Gondwanan signature associated with regional extinctions in the Cenozoic and with Antarctica serving as a link between Australia and the Neotropics and also support a trans-Pacific dispersal of these beetles toward the Andean coast in the Oligocene.
Generic reclassification of species formerly included in Rhantus Dejean (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Colymbetinae).
A reclassification of several species traditionally included in Rhantus Dejean, 1833 is given: Nartus Zaitzev, 1907 is re-instated as genus with one species in the Nearctic and one in the Palaearctic
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