The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
A phylogeny of beetles based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representing 172 of 183 extant families provides a uniquely well‐resolved temporal and phylogenetic framework for studying patterns of innovation and diversification in Coleoptera.
The beetle gut: a hyperdiverse source of novel yeasts.
- S. Suh, J. McHugh, D. Pollock, M. Blackwell
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMycological Research
- 1 March 2005
The distribution suggests that the some of the yeasts diversified by a process of horizontal transmission in the habitats and subsequent specialization in association with insect hosts, leading to high yeast diversity in a previously unexplored habitat.
The evolution of food preferences in Coccinellidae
Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
A large‐scale phylogenetic study is presented for Cucujoidea (Coleoptera), a diverse superfamily of beetles that historically has been taxonomically difficult, and many formal changes to cucujiform beetle classification are proposed.
A phylogenetic study of Dermestidae (Coleoptera) based on larval morphology
The results of a phylogenetic analysis of Dermestidae (Coleoptera) based on the morphology of immature stages are presented and implications for the classification of the family are discussed, with strong support for the monophyly of Orphilus Erichson's group.
Regional O-, Sr-, and Pb-isotope relationships in late Cenozoic calc-alkaline lavas of the Andean Cordillera
Quaternary-Recent volcanism in the Andes has occurred in three regions: 45–33°S, 28–16°S and 2°S–5°N, each of which has a distinct plate tectonic setting and contains volcanic suites with different…
A morphological study of Timema cristinae vickery with implications for the phylogenetics of phasmida
The hypothesis that Timema is the sister-group of all other extant Phasmida receives tentative support and the left genital process and vomer are tentatively proposed to be homologous.
Wood ingestion by passalid beetles in the presence of xylose‐fermenting gut yeasts
The consistent association of xylose‐fermenting yeasts of almost identical genotypes with passalid beetles across a broad geographical distribution, suggests a significant symbiotic association.
Searching for natural lineages within the Cerylonid Series (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea).
An annotated checklist of the Handsome Fungus Beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae)
A worldwide checklist is provided for the family Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). An updated subfamilial classification is presented, based on recent higher-level phylogenetic analyses and…