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Application of molecular genetics and geometric morphometrics to taxonomy and conservation of cave beetles in central Italy
Integration of molecular genetic techniques and geometric morphometrics represent a valuable tool in the resolution of taxonomic uncertainty and the identification of significant units forExpand
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Testing the performance of a fragment of the COI gene to identify western Palaearctic stag beetle species (Coleoptera, Lucanidae)
Abstract The taxonomy of stag beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) remains challenging, mainly due to the sexual dimorphism and the strong allometry in males. Such conjecture confounds taxonomic basedExpand
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A checklist of stag beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Lucanidae) from Iran.
An updated checklist of the Lucanidae (Coleoptera) from Iran is given. New locality records are listed and some dubious distributional records are discussed. Dorcus vavrai Nonfried, 1905 is placed inExpand
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Alien species in italian freshwater ecosystems : a macroecological assessment of invasion drivers
The relative role of propagule pressure, abiotic and biotic variables as determinants of alien species occurrence differs among studies. This limits the synthesis of emergent patterns in invasionExpand
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When morphological identification meets genetic data: the case of Lucanus cervus and L. tetraodon (Coleoptera, Lucanidae)
The European stag beetle Lucanus cervus, widely distributed across Europe and in some Near East countries, is one of the best known coleopteran species listed in the European Habitats DirectiveExpand
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The conservation status and distribution of Mediterranean saproxylic beetles
The Mediterranean Red List assessment is a review of the conservation status at regional level of approximately 6,000 species of animals and plants. This report summarizes the results for a key groupExpand
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A review of geographical distribution of the stag beetles in Mediterranean countries (Coleoptera: Lucanidae)
A list of recent records of stag beetles (Coleoptera Lucanidae) species occurring in Mediterranean countries is given to improve the current knowledge on their geographic distribution. The saproxylicExpand
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A New Species of Penichrolucanus Deyrolle, 1863 (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from the Philippines
Abstract Penichrolucanus alleni Bartolozzi, new species from the Philippines is described and compared to the more closely related species of the genus. The new taxon belongs to the “copricephalusExpand
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Taxonomic revue of the genus Penichrolucanus Deyrolle 1863 (Coleoptera Lucanidae) with notes on its biology
The five species of the genus Penichrolucanus Deyrolle 1863 (Coleoptera Lucanidae) were re-examined and their aedeagi studied and a dichotomous key provided for their identification. The genus isExpand
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Plant invasions in Italy: An integrative approach using the European LifeWatch infrastructure database
Abstract By using the LifeWatch database – a European e-science infrastructure on native and alien plant occurrence collected from a wide set of Italian terrestrial sites – we estimated theExpand
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