Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)

  title={Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)},
  author={James A. Robertson and Adam Ślipiński and Matthew J. Moulton and Floyd W. Shockley and Adriano Jos{\'e} Giorgi and Nathan P. Lord and Duane D. McKenna and Wioletta Tomaszewska and Juanita A. Forrester and Kelly B. Miller and Michael Whiting and Joseph V. McHugh},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
A large-scale phylogenetic study is presented for Cucujoidea (Coleoptera), a diverse superfamily of beetles that historically has been taxonomically difficult. [] Key Result Maximum-likelihood analyses of these data present many significant relationships, some proposed previously and some novel. Tenebrionoidea and Lymexyloidea are recovered together and Cleroidea forms the sister group to this clade.
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