Species Chlaenius tomentosus
Integrated phylogenomics and fossil data illuminate the evolution of beetlesBy Cai C et al.
R. Soc. Open Sci. 9: 211771, 2022
Cai C et al. 2022 Integrated phylogenomics and fossil data illuminate the evolution of beetles. R. Soc. Open Sci. 9: 211771.
Beetles constitute the most biodiverse animal order with over 380 000 described species and possibly several million more yet unnamed. Recent phylogenomic studies have arrived at considerably incongruent topologies and widely varying estimates of divergence dates for major beetle clades. Here, we use a dataset of 68 single-copy nuclear protein-coding (NPC) genes sampling 129 out of the 193 recognized extant families as well as the first comprehensive set of fully justified fossil calibrations to recover a refined timescale of beetle evolution. Using phylogenetic methods that counter the effects of compositional and rate heterogeneity, we recover a topology congruent with morphological studies, which we use, combined with other recent phylogenomic studies, to propose several formal changes in the classification of Coleoptera:
Contributed by Mike Quinn
on 26 March, 2022 - 3:45pm
Coleoptera collected from rotting fishhook barrel cacti ...By M. L. Ferro, N. H. Nguyen, A. Tishechkin, Jong-Seok Park, V. Bayless, and C. E. Carlton
The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 4, pp. 419-443, 2013
M. L. Ferro, N. H. Nguyen, A. Tishechkin, Jong-Seok Park, V. Bayless, and C. E. Carlton, Coleoptera collected from rotting fishhook barrel cacti (Ferocactus wislizeni
(Engelm.) Britton and Rose), with a review of nearctic Coleoptera associated with succulent necrosis, The Coleopterists Bulletin
(4): 419-443, 2013.
New Coleoptera records from eastern Canada, with additions to the fauna of Manitoba, British Columbia, and Yukon TerritoryBy Webster RP, de Tonnancour P, Sweeney JD, Webster VL, Kostanowicz CA, Hughes C, Anderson RS, Klymko J, Chantal C, Vigneault R
ZooKeys 946: 53-112, 2020
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on 7 June, 2021 - 1:27pm
Beetles of Western North America.By Evans, A.V.
Princeton University Press, 2021
From the author of the acclaimed Beetles of Eastern North America, a triumphant follow-up guide to western beetles, lavishly illustrated with more than 1,500 stunning color photographs.
• The only comprehensive color photographic guide to the region’s beetles
• Covers 1,428 species from all 131 families west of the Continental Divide, and offers tips for identifying more than 450 additional species
• Features more than 1,500 stunning color photographs
Contributed by Mike Quinn
on 6 April, 2021 - 2:00pm