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Loss of flight promotes beetle diversification
The evolution of flight is a key innovation that may enable the extreme diversification of insects. Nonetheless, many species-rich, winged insect groups contain flightless lineages. The loss ofExpand
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Corrigendum: Loss of flight promotes beetle diversification
Nature Communications 3: Article number: 648 (2012); Published 31 Jan 2012; Updated 23 Oct 2012 In Fig. 2b of this Article, the distribution map for Necrodes littoralis was inadvertently duplicatedExpand
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Revision of Palearctic and Oriental Necrophila Kirby et Spence, part 3: subgenus Calosilpha Portevin (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Silphinae).
A taxonomic revision of the subgenus Calosilpha Portevin, 1920 (of the genus Necrophila Kirby & Spence, 1828) through Asia is presented. Four valid species are recognized: (1) Necrophila (C.)Expand
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Revision of Palaearctic and Oriental Necrophila Kirby & Spence, part 1: subgenus Deutosilpha Portevin (Coleoptera: Silphidae)
A taxonomic revision of the subgenus Chrysosilpha Portevin, 1921 (of the genus Necrophila Kirby & Spence, 1828) ispresented. Three valid species are recognized: (1) N. (C.) formosa (Laporte, 1832),Expand
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Taxonomic redefinition and natural history of the endemic silphid beetle Silpha longicornis (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Japan, with an analysis of its geographic variation
A taxonomic redefinition of Silpha longicornis Portevin, 1926 is presented and the lectotype of S. longicornis is designated. Silpha yamatona Kono, 1929 and Silpha imitator Shibata, 1969 areExpand
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Revision of the genus Ptomaphagus Hellwig (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae) from Taiwan Island
Abstract Ptomaphagus (s. str.) chenggongi sp. n. and Ptomaphagus (s. str.) tingtingae sp. n. (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae, Ptomaphagini) are described from Taiwan Island. In addition, a newExpand
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Revision of the genus Ptomaphagus Hellwig (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae) from Japan
Abstract After examining Japanese material of Ptomaphagus Hellwig from various collections, a new species is described, Ptomaphagus (s. str.) piccoloi sp. n., and a new subjective synonym proposed,Expand
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Cholevine Beetles (Coleoptera : Leiodidae) Occurring on Toku-no-shima Island, the Ryukyus, Southwest Japan
Toku-no-shima Island(ca. 247.8km2) isthenearest largeisland toAmami-0shimaIsland, the northernpartof theRyukyu Islands. It has thereforebeenexpected that the cholevine fauna of this island issimilarExpand
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The Underground Fauna of Agyrtidae and the Subfamily Cholevinae of Leiodidae (Coleoptera) in Eastern Shikoku, Southwest Japan, with a Summary of the Habitat Diversity of Some Japanese Cholevines
Agyrtid and cholevine leiodid beetles collected using baited deep-soil traps in eastern Shikoku, Southwest Japan, are recorded. The structure of the traps and the operation in the field areExpand
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