Phylogeny of the Gondwanan beetle family Ulodidae (Tenebrionoidea).

  title={Phylogeny of the Gondwanan beetle family Ulodidae (Tenebrionoidea).},
  author={Richard A. B. Leschen and Hermes E Escalona and Mario Elgueta},
  volume={4138 3},
Ulodidae is a small family of saproxylic and fungus feeding beetles restricted to New Zealand, Australia, Chile and New Caledonia. The phylogeny of this family is presented for the first time, based on a cladistic analysis of 53 adult characters from 16 ulodid genera, rooted with Parahelops Waterhouse (Promecheilidae). The topology shows Arthopus Sharp at the base of the tree and confirms the placement of Meryx Latreille as a member of Ulodidae and closely related to the Chilean genus… 
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