Dmitry Telnov

Dmitry Telnov
Natural History Museum, London · Department of Life Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
I am experienced taxonomist (entomologist), biogeographer, and conservationist, a member and vice president of the Entomological Society of Latvia, chief editor of the "Biodiversity, biogeography and nature conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea" book series. My primary interests are in taxonomy, evolution and conservation of Coleoptera (Tenebrionoidea) and biogeography of the Papuan region and Wallacea. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Telnov
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - present
Natural History Museum, London
Position
  • Curator
April 2016 - September 2018
The Entomological Society of Latvia
Position
  • Project Manager
January 2015 - April 2016
The Entomological Society of Latvia
Position
  • CEO
Education
January 2009 - January 2010
University of Latvia
Field of study
  • Zoology (Entomology)
September 1996 - June 1998
University of Latvia
Field of study
  • Zoology (entomology)
September 1992 - June 1996
University of Latvia
Field of study
  • Zoology (general)

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Publications (239)
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The genus Lemodes Boheman, 1858 is distributed in Australia, New Guinea and on the Solomon Islands. A list of known species of the group, descriptions of five new species, namely Lemodes bicolora sp. nov., L. buratea sp. nov., L. iriana sp. nov., L. lauta sp. nov. (all from New Guinea), L. isatabua sp. nov. (from Solomon Islands) and also an origin...
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The genus Anthicomorphus Lewis, 1895 is widely distributed in Asia - from Japan in the North to the Solomon Islands and Micronesia in the South-East. There are no monographs or species keys dedicated to this genus. A list of known species of Anthicomorphus is given for the region of the Indo-Australian transition and adjacent areas (including Sulaw...
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The genus Pseudoleptaleus PIC, 1900 (Anthicinae, Anthicini) is redescribed and redefined. Five new species, P. asmatus sp. nov., P. formicabilis sp. nov., P. formicomorphus sp. nov., P. kristinae sp. nov. and P. limbourgi sp. nov. are described. Nitorus gen. nov. is established for the Asian species of Pseudoleptaleus sensu pervious authors, which...
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Species of Sapintus Casey, 1895 from Wallacea and the Papuan region were revised. Thirty one species confirmed for the study area. Ten species new to science are described and illustrated, namely Sapintus (s. str.) airi sp. nov. (Solomon Islands), S. (s. str.) celeripes sp. nov. (W New Guinea), S. (s. str.) curvitibia sp. nov. (Solomon Islands), S....
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Representatives of cosmopolitan genus Macratria Newman, 1838 (Coleoptera: Anthicidae: Macratriinae) from the classic Wallacea (excluding the Philippines), New Guinea and the Solomon Islands were taxonomically revided. In total, 108 species and subspecies confirmed for the study region. Eight species-groups for Macratria were established, namely M....
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A new species of Autocrates J. Thomson, 1860 is described and illustrated from the well-known biodiversity refugium of Dayaoshan Mountains in Guangxi Province, SE China. The new species, Autocrates lini sp. nov., appears closely related to A. vitalisi Vuillet, 1912. The type of A. vitalisi was studied, illustrated and is here re-described. An updat...
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We present nine observations of abnormal amplexus in anurans, reported for the first time from Latvia. In total, nine types of abnormal amplexi are documented for four anuran species: Bombina bombina (Bombinatoridae), Bufo bufo (Bufonidae), Pelophylax lessonae and Rana temporaria (Ranidae). According to the one of our observations, abnormal amplexu...
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In the present paper Bothrichara anggi sp. nov. (New Guinea), B. grisea sp. nov. (New Guinea), Bothrionota ruzzieri sp. nov. (Sulawesi), Exostira transmontana sp. nov. (China, India, Myanmar), Kaindilagria opposita sp. nov. (New Guinea), Macrocasnonidea bifurcata sp. nov. (Borneo), and Oreogria arfak sp. nov. (New Guinea) are described and illustra...
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Cretaceous amber faunas of North Asia are well-known from Taymyr, but the Santonian floras of Taymyr are virtually unstudied. Conversely, the Cenomanian floras of Yakutia are well-studied, but the amber fauna of Yakutia remains unknown. Yakutia sukachevae gen. et sp. nov. is described from Cenomanian (∼95 Ma) retinite from Yakutia (Russia). The spe...
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Arthromacra W. Kirby, 1837 is a rather small genus of colourful Lagriinae Latreille, 1825 (Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802) distributed in the Holarctic and Oriental realms. In the present paper the following two new species from continental China are described and illustrated: Arthromacra distincta sp. nov. (Southwest China: Yunnan) and A. zhongtiao...
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Descriptions of the following 23 species of Macrotomoderus Pic, 1901 new to science, from continental China, are provided as an addition to the recently published review of the genus from China and Taiwan (Telnov 2018): M. angelinii, M. belousovi, M. bicrispus, M. boops, M. bordonii, M. dali, M. daxiangling, M. femoridens, M. hajeki, M. hartmanni,...
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Data on the Passandridae collection of the Natural History Museum (London, United Kingdom), including type specimens of 50 names, of them 29 valid and 21 invalid, are presented. The type status of several specimens is clarified. Images of type and other significicant specimens are provided for 55 taxa, mainly for the first time. The history of the...
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Chlorophila Semenov, 1891 is a small genus of emerald-green Lagriinae Latreille, 1825: Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802 restricted to the mountain systems of China, the Himalayas, and northern Indochina. In the present paper a remarkable new species, Chlorophila gemma sp. nov. from mainland China, is described and illustrated.
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Glesoconomorphus ekaterinae sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Mycteridae), representing the first ever fossil species of Coleoptera from the Volyn Region of Ukraine and the first mycterid from late Eocene Rovno amber, is described and illustrated. A key to species of the fossil mycterid genus Glesoconomorphus Alekseev, Pollock & Bukejs, 2019 is presented. The...
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New data on the Anthicidae (ant-like flower beetles) from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are presented. Three new species are described and illustrated, namely Anthicus (s. str.) lobanovi sp. n., Nitorus uyghur sp. n. and Stricticomus kucha sp. n. Anthicus laetus L.Medvedev, 1974 is redescribed. Four new regional records are presented.
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Steriphodon Abeille de Perrin, 1895, a small genus of Eurygeniinae (Anthicidae) is reviewed. Critical morphology of the genus is reassessed and discussed. An annotated checklist, key to species and new records are provided. Steriphodon ottomerkli sp. nov. from the Balochistan Province, Pakistan is described and illustrated.
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An account of the Anthicidae (ant-like flower beetles) from the Lesser Sunda Archipelago (politically shared between Indonesia & Timor Leste) is presented for the first time. Thirteen species new to science are described and illustrated: Anthicomorphus badeng sp. nov. (Bali), Anthicus (s. str.) miroshnikovi sp. nov. (East Java, Lombok, Timor Leste)...
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The genus Acanthiulus, which has hitherto been known to comprise three accepted species or subspecies endemic to the Papuan region, is revised, rediagnosed and shown to include only a single, quite variable species, A. blainvillei (Leguillou, 1841), with A. blainvillei septemtrionalis Attems, 1914 and A. wollastoni Hirst, 1914 both considered as it...
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Tanycricos cyclops sp. nov. from Cyclops Mountains, northern New Guinea, is described and illustrated. An updated key and annotated checklist to the species of Tanycricos La Rivers, 1971 is also provided. The present range of Tanycricos is discontinuous, with seven of the nine known species inhabiting New Guinea’s 1300 km long and about 150 km wide...
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A possible explanation for the functional importance of shell appendages in Japonia saetigera (van Benthem Jutting, 1958), an endemic New Guinean terrestrial cyclophorid gastropod, is given based on a morphology and calculation-based model and scanning electron microscopy. Results demonstrate that the periostracal processes increase the perimeter l...
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The easternmost record of Macratria Newman, 1838 from Fiji is presented, and M. fijiana sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Biogeographical patterns and diversity of Pacific Macratriinae are briefly discussed. Additionally, a new genus rank synonymy in Macratriinae is proposed: Thambospasta Werner, 1974 syn. nov. of Salimuzzamania Abdullah, 1968...
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The Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) of Cabo Verde (or Cape Verde in English transcription) Archipelago in the Central Atlantic Ocean is revised based on an examination of types and additional material. Four species are confirmed for the archipelago, three of the genus Cobososia Collado et Alonso-Zarazaga, 1996 and one of the genus Aderus Step...
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The species of Trictenotoma Grey, 1832 from the Philippine Archipelago are critically assessed, description of T. boudanti Drumont et Telnov sp. nov. from Balabac and Palawan, and a redescription of T. cindarella Kriesche, 1921 from Mindanao are provided. A key to the Philippine Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845 is presented for the first time.
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An account of the Anthicidae (ant-like flower beetles) and associated incertae sedis groups of Chile is presented. Forty seven species and subspecies are confirmed for the country (Anthicinae, Copobaeninae, Eurygeniinae, Lagrioidinae, Lemodinae, Tomoderinae), including 11 new to science: Ischyropalpus aberratus, I. quadrimaculatus, I. similis, Sapi...
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Radulae of ten morpho specie s of the terrestrial gastropod genus Dominamaria were morphologically analysed using SEM in order to clarify its taxonomic placement
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Trictenotoma davidi Deyrolle, 1875 and T. formosana Kriesche, 1919 are the only insular Palaearctic Trictenotomidae. Both species are related and T. formosana was originally defined on the basis of unstable morphological features and originally described as a subspecies of T. davidi. In this paper, a detailed redescription of T. formosana is provid...
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In our recent publication (Telnov & Zorn 2019) we overlooked and did not include Popillia migliaccioi Sabatinelli, 1996, described from “Java”, in our checklist and key of Sundaland Popillia species. However, the examination of the holotype of this species deposited in the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (Figs. 1–8) revealed that P...
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Features of the Maechidiini (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) genera Maechidius Macleay, 1819, Epholcis Waterhouse, 1875 and Paramaechidius Frey, 1969 are critically revised and a new synonymy is proposed: Maechidius = Epholcis syn. nov. = Paramaechidius syn. nov. A key to and an annotated checklist of Maechidiini from the Indo-Australian transition zo...
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During the Last Glacial Maximum in the northern Hemisphere, expanding ice sheets forced a large number of plants, including trees, to retreat from their primary distribution areas. Many host-associated herbivores migrated along with their host plants. Long-lasting geographic isolation between glacial refugia could have been led to the allopatric sp...
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During the last three centuries, people involved in natural history sciences have produced thousands of natural history collections worldwide. Specimens have been used for scientific proof of various discoveries and for gaining new knowledge in many disciplines of science not only in the area of biodiversity but also in taxonomy, species biology an...
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Ischaliidae (Tenebrionoidea) is a small, relatively poorly known family of beetles, with fewer than 50 described species. The Coleoptera collections of the Natural History Museum, London are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world, but the Ischaliidae holding is relatively small (136 specimens, 18 species). However, this collection is...
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Records and faunistic information are provided for 96 Palaearctic species of tenebrionoid beetles of the families Aderidae, Anthicidae, Melandryidae, Mordellidae, Mycetophagidae, Oedemeridae, Prostomidae, Pyrochroidae, Tenebrionidae and Tetratomidae. The first records of Agnathus decoratus Germar, 1818, Cynaeus angustus (Le Conte, 1851), Mordella h...
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A review and species key to Trictenotoma Gray, 1832 (Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845) from the Indochina bioregion, mainland Southeast Asia, is presented for the first time. Adults of Trictenotoma childreni Gray, 1832, T. davidi Deyrolle, 1875 and T. mouhoti Deyrolle, 1875 are redescribed. Trictenotoma pollocki sp. nov. from southern Vietnam is des...
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Detailed description and illustrations of immature Trictenotoma Gray, 1832 (Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845) are presented for the first time, based on larvae and pupae of T. formosana Kriesche, 1919. Characters exhibited by the mature larva are similar to those described by Gahan (1908) for T. childreni Gray, 1832, which was based on a single spec...
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Hermit beetle is distributed in suitable habitats throughout the whole territory of Latvia. The population size of this elusive saproxylic species can be assessed as 203 1km x 1km quadrates according to the standard reporting format (2013-2019). The most important hermit beetle habitats in Latvia are wooded pastures and meadows, as well as parks an...
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Lacconotopedilus pollocki sp. nov., the first representative of its genus from the Guineo-Congolian lowland rainforests, is described and illustrated. Species checklist is provided.
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Ischaliidae (Tenebrionoidea) is a small, relatively poorly known family of beetles, with fewer than 50 described species. The Coleoptera collections of the Natural History Museum, London are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world, but the Ischaliidae holding is relatively small (136 specimens, 18 species). However, this collection is...
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The phylogenetic position of Trictenotomidae Blanchard, 1845 was a puzzle for coleopterists for over a century. The only larval description for this peculiar family was published in the early 20th century (Gahan, 1908). However, Gahan’s described specimen was in poor condition and the description itself is incomplete. Recently, Lin & Hu (2018) and...
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Neocrohoria gen. nov. (Anthicinae: Microhoriini) from Chile is described, diagnosed, and illustrated. Some new critical morphological characters of Anthicinae and Microhoriini (Anthicidae) are mentioned and briefly discussed for the first time. New combination is made for Neocrohoria melanura (Fairmaire et Germain, 1863) comb. nov. (from Anthicus)...
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Statira baltica sp. nov. is described from Eocene Baltic amber found in the Baltic Sea coast, Yantarny settlement, Kaliningrad Region, Russia. This is the second described fossil member of the genus Statira Lepeletier et Audinet-Serville, 1828 and the tribe Lagriini Latreille, 1825, and the first from outside the New World.
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Of the megadiverse Old-World genus Popillia Dejean, 1821, only seven species are so far recorded from the Sunda Islands (see checklist). The ruteline scarab beetle Popillia biguttata (Wiedemann in Wiedemann & Germar, 1821) was originally described from, and was until now known only from Java (Greater Sunda Islands). In 2018, specimens of this speci...
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An account of the Anthicidae (ant-like flower beetles) of New Сaledonia is presented for the first time. Seventeen species are confirmed for this archipelago, including five new to science: Sapintus (s. str.) monochromus sp. nov., Trichananca cheesmanae sp. nov., T. novacaledonica sp. nov., Macratria lipsbergi sp. nov. and M. manfredjaechi sp. nov....
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The inventory includes information about 184 alien beetle species established European Russia. For each species the following information is provided: biology, economic impact, methods of detection and identification, possible vectors of invasion, native range, current range, first record in European Russia, recent distribution in European Russia,...
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Recently collected specimens provide some additional information on the distribution of Autocrates (Trictenotomidae). New records are presented from China and Vietnam for A. ivanovi Drumont, 2016, A. maqueti Drumont, 2006 and A. vitalisi Vuillet, 1912. These new data supplement the hitherto known geographic distribution of the focused species.
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Despite the increasing rate of systematic research on extant tenebrionoid Coleoptera of the Anthicidae and Ischaliidae, their fossil records remained largely unrevised. In the current paper we review all hitherto named ant-like flower beetles and false firecoloured beetles fossils. We suggest 17 fossil species can be reliably assigned to the Anthic...
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Based on well preserved specimen, Gonialaena groehni gen. et sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is described from Eocene Baltic amber and assigned to Gonialaenini trib. nov. within the subfamily Lagriinae due to the combination of the following characters: labrum elongate; antennal sensilla simple; procoxal cavities closed at least externally; na...
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Three new species of false fire-coloured beetles, namely Ischalia (s. str.) ancora, I. (s. str.) holzschuhi, and I. (s. str.) laosensis spp. n., are described from Laos and Vietnam. Ischalia (s. str.) martensi Paulus, 1971 is redescribed from the type and additional material. Male genitalia are for the first time illustrated in I. (Eupleurida) sich...
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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is an indispensable tool for a wide range of morphological studies in many sub-disciplines of life sciences including zoology. This tool is used intensively not only by scientific institutions but also academic facilities worldwide. In order to actualize SEM in association to invertebrate zoology at the University...
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Two new Australian Anthicidae genera, Australosteropes gen. nov. (Steropinae) and Sahulanthicus gen. nov. (Anthicinae: Anthicini) are described, diagnosed, and illustrated. Some critical morphological characters of these new groups and the subfamilies to which they belong are discussed. New combinations are made for the following 18 taxa: Australos...
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Five new combinations, three new synonyms and two new statuses for the Anthicidae are proposed. New distributional data or corrections are provided on 65 taxa of Pyrochroidae and Anthicidae. Eighteen new species and subspecies are described: Anthelephila panayensis sp. nov., Anthicus (s. str.) chitwanus sp. nov., A. (s. str.) lepcha sp. nov., A. (s...
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The new species of the genus Duchailluia Rehn, 1933, D. ivindo sp. nov., is described from Gabon. The genus Distylopyga Bey-Bienko, 1965 is restored from synonymy with Duchailluia. Distylopyga beccalonii sp. nov. from Thailand is described. Neostylopyga yemenica (Bey-Bienko, 1969) comb. nov. is transferred from Duchailluia. A detailed morphological...
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The fauna of Iranian Anthicidae and pediline Pyrochroidae (Coleoptera) is summarized in this paper. A total of 132 species from 19 genera and four subfamilies (Anthicinae, Notoxinae, Steropinae, and Tomoderinae) of Anthicidae and two species of Pedilinae are listed. Three new synonyms are proposed: Anthicus armatus Truqui, 1855 = A. pseudoarmatus T...
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Chinese species of Macrotomoderus Pic, 1901 are reviewed. Descriptions and illustrations of seventeen new species from southern and eastern China are given, namely M. bukejsi sp. nov., M. chingpo sp. nov., M. conus sp. nov., M. darrenmanni sp. nov., M. gracilis sp. nov., M. kawa sp. nov., M. makarovi sp. nov., M. microscopicus sp. nov., M. mirabili...
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A new record of subpopulation of Bembidion monticola Sturm, 1825 from Arkhangelsk region (Northern Europe, Russia) is discussed. The locality of this record is remote, about 700 km to the east from the northernmost previously known locality of this species. Ecology and distribution of B. monticola in northern Europe are reviewed, as well as possibl...
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Saproxylic beetles are insects that depend on dead and decaying wood for at least part of their lifecycle, and play important ecological roles in European habitats (Speight 1989, Alexander 2008, Stokland et al. 2012). Together with fungi, they contribute to the break-down of deadwood and are involved in decomposition processes and the recycling of...
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This document provides the Red List Category and Criteria for all the saproxylic beetle species assessed on the IUCN European Red List, as part of the LIFE funded project ‘Establishing a European Red List of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Saproxylic Beetles, Terrestrial Molluscs and Vascular Plants (LIFE European Red Lists; LIFE14 PRE/BE/000001)
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In 2000’s, a certain part of natural history collections worldwide has experienced significant budgetary shortfalls. The high scientific importance and need for modernization of these collections have been increasingly announced from that time up to this day. Specimens of more than 3700 species from territory of Latvia and abroad represented by alm...
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Mycetochara jonica is a Greek endemic species and is only known from the type specimens collected in the Ionian Islands about 100 years ago. This species is assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of data on its population size and trend, ecology and threats. Further research is needed in order to determine whether the species is still extant an...
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Allecula suberina is endemic to Italy, where it is presently only known from two sites in the Lazio Province. This species is assessed as Endangered since it has a restricted geographic range (its extent of occurrence (EOO) is ca 118 km², and its area of occupancy (AOO) is 16 km²), it occurs at only two locations and there is an observed and projec...
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Mycetochara cretica is a Greek endemic species, only known from a single female specimen from the island of Crete. This species is assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of data on its distribution, population size and trend, ecology and threats. Even though searches have been conducted recently and no specimens were found, this species may be...
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Mycetochara flavicornis is a Greek endemic species, and is known from a few subpopulations on mainland Greece. This species is assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of data on its distribution, population size and trend, ecology and threats. Further research is needed in order to determine its extinction risk.
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Mycetochara flavipennis is endemic to the Italian Peninsula. This species is assessed as Endangered since it has a restricted geographic range (its known area of occupancy (AOO) is 24 km², certainly smaller than 500 km²), it occurs at fewer than five locations, and a continuing decline is projected in the AOO, extent and quality of the habitat and...