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The comprehensive phylogeny of the superfamily Elateroidea (Coleoptera: Elateriformia).
Molecular phylogeny of Elateroidea confirmed the multiple origins of soft-bodied, neotenic and light emiting lineages and rejected the relationships of hard-bodied Elateridae, Eucnemidae, Throscidae and Cerophytidae, formerly supposed to be a monophylum.
The phylogeny and limits of Elateridae (Insecta, Coleoptera): is there a common tendency of click beetles to soft‐bodiedness and neoteny?
Kundrata, R. & Bocak, L. (2011). The phylogeny and limits of Elateridae (Insecta, Coleoptera): is there a common tendency of click beetles to soft‐bodiedness and neoteny? —Zoologica Scripta, 40,
Position and Relationships of Ripiphoridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) Inferred from Ribosomal and Mitochondrial Molecular Markers
Molecular phylogeny of Ptilophorus Dejean supports a hypothesis about their Gondwanan origin and subsequent dispersal to the Northern hemisphere and majority consensus suggests a terminal position of Metoecus within Macrosiagon and the inferred subclades agree with the morphology-based species-groups.
Molecular phylogeny of the Byrrhoidea–Buprestoidea complex (Coleoptera, Elateriformia)
Despite the densest sampling of Byrrhoidea diversity up to date, the results are not statistically supported and resolved only a limited number of relationships.
The discovery of Iberobaeniidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea): a new family of beetles from Spain, with immatures detected by environmental DNA sequencing
Molecular dating shows that Iberobaeniidae represents an ancient relict lineage originating in the Lower Jurassic, which possibly indicates a long history of neoteny, usually considered to be evolutionarily short-lived.
Taxonomic review of Drilini (Elateridae: Agrypninae) in Cameroon reveals high morphological diversity, including the discovery of five new genera
The first comprehensive survey of the Cameroonian Drilini fauna is presented and five genera are proposed, including Selasia maculata, which is redescribed and transferred to Wittmerselasia gen. n.
Annotated catalogue of the click-beetle tribe Dimini (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Dendrometrinae).
An annotated catalogue of the tribe Dimini (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Dendrometrinae) is presented and the lectotype of Penia apicalis Fleutiaux, 1936 is designated in order to fix the identity of the species for future studies.
Comparative antennal morphology of male Drilini with special reference to the sensilla (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Agrypninae)
This study conducted a scanning electron microscopy study of the antennal sensilla of the males of nine species representing all known genera of the click-beetle tribe Drilini, finding that some sensilla basiconica are useful for the identification ofDrilini at the generic and species levels.
Review of Dolichostyrax Aurivillius (Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) in Borneo, with descriptions of three new genera and the first case of (ovo)viviparity in the long-horned beetles
The short and wide ovipositor, loss of spermatheca, and presence of large larvae without apparent eggbursters inside the female abdomens indicate the presence of (ovo)viviparity in Borneostyrax gen. n, the first case of this rare phenomenon within Cerambycidae.
Redescription and relationships of Pseudothilmanus Pic (Coleoptera: Rhagophthalmidae)—a long-term neglected glow-worm beetle genus from the Himalayas
Pseudothilmanus is newly classified in the family Rhagophthalmidae, in contrast to the original placement in Drilidae.