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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. Expand
Beetle Fauna of the United States and Canada
The total number of species reported from North America is expected to continue to increase to nearly 28,000 species, as reports of known undescribed species currently number in the several hundreds. Expand
The Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera Cerambycidae) of the Bahama Islands with an analysis of species-area relationships, distribution patterns, origin of the fauna and an annotated species list
Comparison of the distributions of Bahamian tree species and cerambycids is significant and log species-log area relationships for the islands form a significant regression line as predicted by the equilibrium theory of island biogeography. Expand
A new insect and plant Lagerstätte from a Tertiary lake deposit along the Canyon Ferry Reservoir, southwestern Montana
A diverse Oligocene insect and plant Lagerstatte has been identified recently from paper shales in a sequence of fine-grained deposits exposed on the west side of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, southeast ofExpand
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Author(s): Thomson, Scott A; Pyle, Richard L; Ahyong, Shane T; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel; Ammirati, Joe; Araya, Juan Francisco; Ascher, John S; Audisio, Tracy Lynn; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M; Bailly,Expand
The Familial Placement and Specific Membership of Escalerina Bolívar Y Pieltain and Paulusiella Löbl (Coleoptera: Elateridae, Dascillidae, Drilidae), with New Synonymies
ABSTRACT The familial placement of the often-confused genera Escalerina Bolívar y Pieltain and Paulusiella Löbl are established to be Dascillidae: Karumiinae and Elateridae incertae sedis,Expand
Estimators of the number of additional species expected in the next An samples offer a potentially important tool for improving cost-effectiveness of species in- ventories but are largely untested.Expand
A phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Zopherini with a review ofthe species and generic classification (Coleoptera: Zopheridae)
This chapter discusses the phylogenetic analysis of the Zopherini and some of the main genera were identified are: Zopherus Gray, Zopherosis White, Phloeodes diabolicus, and others. Expand
Redefinition of Diastolinus Mulsant and Rey, with a Review of West Indian Blapstinoid Genera (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini)
With the exception of the species of Diastolinus sensu novo, which are revised in a companion paper, each species with a literature history is listed with a full synonymical table, a distributional synopsis, and historical notes on nomenclature. Expand