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Insect Morphology and Phylogeny: A Textbook For Students Of Entomology
This textbook provides an in-depth treatment of the structures and the phylogeny of the megadiverse Hexapoda. It presents an up-to-date overview of general insect morphology with detailed drawings,Expand
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The thorax of Mantophasmatodea, the morphology of flightlessness, and the evolution of the neopteran insects
Mantophasmatodea was described as a new insect order in 2002. Since then, this small group of wingless insects has developed into one of the best investigated insect taxa. Nevertheless, many aspectsExpand
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On the phylogeny and evolution of Mesozoic and extant lineages of Adephaga (Coleoptera, Insecta)
The relationships of extant and extinct lineages of Adephaga were analysed formally for the first time. Emphasis is placed on the aquatic and semiaquatic groups and their evolution in the Mesozoic.Expand
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New fossil evidence of the early diversification of scarabs: Alloioscarabaeus cheni (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from the Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China
Abstract  Scarabaeoidea are known from the Lower Jurassic and may have originated in the Triassic based on fossil evidence and phylogenetic research. However, the early diversification ofExpand
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Description of a new species of Glaresidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from the Jehol Biota of China with a geometric morphometric evaluation
Glaresis tridentata Bai, Beutel & Ren sp. nov. (Scarabaeoidea: Glaresidae) from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning Province, NE China is described and illustrated. A geometric morphometricExpand
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Prophaenognatha, a New Aclopinae Genus from the Yixian Formation, China and Its Phylogenetic Position Based on Morphological Characters (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
: Prophaenognatha robusta gen. et sp. nov. (Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae: Aclopinae), the best-preserved aclopine fossil so far, is described and illustrated from the Upper Jurassic-LowerExpand
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Evolutionary Constraints in Hind Wing Shape in Chinese Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae)
This study examines the evolution hindwing shape in Chinese dung beetle species using morphometric and phylogenetic analyses. Previous studies have analyzed the evolution of wing shape within aExpand
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Evolutionary patterns of hind wing morphology in dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae).
The shape of wings can be a good predictor of adaptations to different selective pressures and the value of wing features in taxonomy and phylogeny has long been recognized. In our investigation ofExpand
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Thoracic morphology of adults of Derodontidae and Nosodendridae and its phylogenetic implications (Coleoptera)
Abstract External and internal structures of the thorax of six adult representatives of the families Derodontidae and Nosodendridae were examined. A detailed description of the skeleton andExpand
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