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The peril of dating beetles
Recently, McKenna et al., 2015 (MCK15 hereafter) investigated the higher level phylogenetic relationships of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) using the most comprehensive molecular dataset to date, andExpand
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Primary chaetotaxy of the larval head capsule and head appendages of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera) based on larva of Hydrobius fuscipes (Linnaeus, 1758)
The primary chaetotaxy of the larval head capsule and head appendages of the family Hydrophilidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) is described and illustrated using the larva of Hydrobius fuscipes (Linnaeus,Expand
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Molecular phylogeny, evolution and classification of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera)
The phylogeny and evolutionary history of the water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) are inferred from comprehensive analyses of DNA sequence data from the mitochondrial genes COI, COIIExpand
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Modern hydrophilid clades present and widespread in the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Hydrophilidae).
We present a summary of the fossil evidence documenting the worldwide occurrence of the family Hydrophilidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Hydrophiloidea) in the Late Jurassic and EarlyExpand
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Phylogeny and the fossil record of the Helophoridae reveal Jurassic origin of extant hydrophiloid lineages (Coleoptera: Polyphaga)
We performed a phylogenetic analysis focused on the hydrophiloid family Helophoridae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) in order to test the phylogenetic position of selected Mesozoic fossils assigned to theExpand
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Diversification of the greater hydrophilines clade of giant water scavenger beetles dated back to the Middle Eocene (Coleoptera : Hydrophilidae : Hydrophilina)
Fossil representatives of the hydrophilid genera Hydrochara Berthold, 1827, Hydrobiomorpha Blackburn, 1888 and Hydrophilus Geoffroy, 1762 were recorded at the lower Middle Eocene locality GrubeExpand
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Taxonomy and biology of the bromeliad-inhabiting genus Lachnodacnum (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)
The water scavenger beetle genus Lachnodacnum Orchymont, 1937 sensu Hansen (1991) is revised. The three species that had previously been placed in the genus, L. luederwaldti Orchymont, 1937 (southernExpand
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Fossil Hydrophilid Beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) of the Late Oligocene Rott Formation (Germany)
: Fossil water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) of the latest Oligocene Rott Formation are revised, based on the examination of the type specimens, as well as numerous additionalExpand
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A review of the Asian species of the Cercyon unipunctatus group (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)
Asian species of the Cercyon unipunctatus species group are reviewed. Nine species are recognized in Asia, three of which are described as new: C. fl avimarginatus sp. nov. and C. kubani sp. nov.Expand
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Clade Age and Diversification Rate Variation Explain Disparity in Species Richness among Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilidae) Lineages
Explaining the disparity of species richness across the tree of life is one of the great challenges in evolutionary biology. Some lineages are exceptionally species rich, while others are relativelyExpand
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