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.
Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga Partim)
This first Coleoptera volume covers the suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga, and the basal series of Polyphaga, with information on world distribution, biology, morphology of all life stages, phylogeny and comments on taxonomy.
Platypodidae under scrutiny
Results of a cladistic analysis show that the current placement of Platypodidae makes the subfamily Scolytinae paraphyletic, and ScolyTinae thereby becoming a monophyletic taxon.
Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim)
This second Coleoptera volume covers the remaining polyphagan taxa and recently described groups not included in the first volume, with information on world distribution, biology, morphology of all life stages, phylogeny and comments on taxonomy.
Classification of basal Cucujoidea (Coleoptera : Polyphaga): cladistic analysis, keys and review of new families
Phylogenetic relationships among the basal Cucujoidea were reconstructed by a cladistic analysis of a data matrix consisting of 37 exemplar taxa and 99 adult and larval characters. Eight most…
Comprehensive phylogeny of the Cleroidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
18 families in Cleroidea are recognized, including three taxa elevated to family for the first time and two reinstated families, and the monotypic family Phloiophilidae was recovered, contradicting a recent placement within Trogossitidae.
Determining the origin and age of the Westland beech (Nothofagus) gap, New Zealand, using fungus beetle genetics
Based on coalescence dating methods, disjunct lineages of B. scutellaris indicate that the Nothofagus beech gap in New Zealand was formed less than 200 000 years ago, favouring a glacial explanation for the origin of the gap.
Reconciling phylogeography and ecological niche models for New Zealand beetles: Looking beyond glacial refugia.
Phylogenetic analysis of Staphyliniformia (Coleoptera) based on characters of larvae and adults
It is recommended that series names are eliminated from the classification of Polyphaga, at least for the more ‘primitive’ groups, and poor resolution at the base of the trees and the placement of some nonstaphyliniform taxa as a sister group to a clade comprising Scarabaeoidea, Hydrophiloidea and HisteroideA suggests that Staphyl iniformia may be paraphyletic.
Phylogeography and ecological niche modelling implicate coastal refugia and trans‐alpine dispersal of a New Zealand fungus beetle
Phylogeography of this species indicates that recolonization of the largely deforested east and southeast South Island occurred in a west–east direction, with populations moving through the Southern Alps, and that the northern refugia participated little in interglacial population expansion, which contradicts published studies of other New Zealand species.