Dominik Vondráček

Dominik Vondráček
National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic · Department of Entomology

PhD
Everything related to Scarabaeoidea, especially DNA stuff :-)

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Hydaticus dhofarensis Pederzani, 2003, the only endemic diving beetle known from Dhofar Region is newly recorded from Masirah Island, central Oman. Analysis of 3ʹ region of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene (cox1) reveals that specimens from Oman differs only in 1% of the sequence from specimens of the widespread Indomalayan H. bipunctatu...
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Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 91 (2020): e913394 Taxonomy and systematics The genus Platynectes (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Agabinae) in Central America, with the discovery of the northernmost Neotropical species in Oaxaca, Mexico, and nomenclatural notes on the subgenus Agametrus El género Platynectes (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Agabinae) en Centroa...
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Along the advantage of molecular genetic methods within the zoological research an increased need of methodical guide that summarizes all the essential information appeared including instructions about sampling of biological material from different kind of organisms and following molecular analysis. In the first part of this guide, proper collecti...
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This critical catalogue from the “The Age of Genes” exhibition presents readers with the comprehensive development of molecular phylogenetic and taxonomic research conducted at the National Museum. The reader will thus become acquainted with the Natural History Museum, which is part of the National Museum, and within which modern molecular genetic...
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Rapid and reliable identification of insects is important in many contexts, from the detection of disease vectors and invasive species to the sorting of material from biodiversity inventories. Because of the shortage of adequate expertise, there has long been an interest in developing automated systems for this task. Previous attempts have been bas...
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Cydistinae are a rare monogeneric beetle lineage from Asia with a convoluted history of classification, historically placed in various groups within the series Elateriformia. However, their position has never been rigorously tested. To resolve this long-standing puzzle, we are the first to present sequences of two nuclear and two mitochondrial mark...
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Senodoniini is a small lineage of click beetles currently comprising 21 species in two genera, distributed in the Himalayas and East and Southeast Asia. The definition and limits of this group have changed considerably during its history. Recent authors treat Senodoniini as a tribe within Dendrometrinae, usually close to Dimini, but this placement...
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Platynectes (Gueorguievtes) davidorum sp. nov. is described, including all larval instars, from hygropetric habitats in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, eastern China. The new species can be easily distinguished from all other Asia Platynectes Régimbart, 1879 with dorsally strongly convex habitus, distinctly impressed double reticulation of elytra, s...
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The available data on the biology of the water scavenger beetle genus Protosternum Sharp, 1890 (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae: Protosternini) are summarized, indicating an obligate association of Protosternum beetles with banana plants (Musaceae): they inhabit decaying tissues of old banana stems in which adult feeding, larval development and pupati...
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The genus Oxythyrea Mulsant, 1842 comprises ten currently recognized species. So far, larval descriptions for only three species are available. Here, we present comprehensive descriptions of third instar larval morphology for the six previously unstudied Oxythyrea species along with detailed re-descriptions of larval morphology for the previously d...
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Entomological collections are the target of various insect pests, e.g. carpet beetles (Dermestidae) and booklice (Psocoptera) which can damage and completely destroy dry specimens in a relatively short time. Collections in the National Museum, Czech Republic (NMP) including the entomological ones are protected by fumigation using commercially avail...
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A major component of the "Our Planet Reviewed-Papua New Guinea" project was to evaluate insect diversity along an el-evational gradient on Mt. Wilhelm (Madang Province, Papua New Guinea), the fourth highest peak in New Guinea. Flight intercept traps were installed at eight sites separated by approximately 500 m in elevation from 200 m a.s.l. to 370...
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The development of modern methods of species delimitation, unified under the "integrated taxonomy" approach, allows a critical examination and re-evaluation of complex taxonomic groups. The rose chafer Protaetia (Potosia) cuprea is a highly polymorphic species group with a large distribution range. Despite its overall commonness, its taxonomy is un...
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Character frequency per clade. The number of clades in which a given character was uniform (i.e. only one character stage per in a clade) as well as the number of stable characters per a clade. (XLSX)
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Character explanation. Additional explanation of several characters and outlines for geometric morphometrics (green lines). (PDF)
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Character visualization using Mesquite software. All 29 characters mapped separately on the phylogenetic tree from Fig 1. Legend as well as consistency (CI) and retention (RI) index values included in each tree. (PDF)
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Characters and their states. (DOCX)
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DCA plots from outline analysis. (PDF)
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Taxonomy of Potosia cuprea species complex—Historical overview. A complex overview including information about distribution for each taxa (see shortcut list at the end of the file). (DOCX)
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List of samples used in this study with exact localities and GenBank accession numbers. (XLSX)
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Colilodion colongi sp. nov. of the clavigerite ant-loving beetle from Mindanao, the Philippines is described, illustrated, and distinguished from related species. The distribution map for all known species is given.
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The taxonomy, larval morphology and cytogenetics of Lihelophorus Zaitzev, 1908, a subgenus of Helophorus Fabricius, 1775 endemic to the Tibetan Plateau, are examined based on recently collected material and the inspection of type and historical specimens. Three species are recognized: Helophorus (Lihe-lophorus) lamicola Zaitzev, 1908 (type species)...
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The genus Sphaerocetum Fikáček, 2010 is reviewed on the basis of specimens collected from mixed ant nests shared by Camponotus Mayr, 1861 and Crematogaster Lund, 1831 ants in Peninsular Malaysia. Two new species, S. arboreum, sp. nov. and S. hortulanum, sp. nov., are described. A larva of S. arboreum was collected in the same nest as the adults, im...
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The morphology and taxonomy of the genus Pseudorygmodus Hansen, 1999 endemic to Chile is reviewed based on freshly collected material and mu-seum specimens. Two species are recognized: P.  intispangleri (Moroni, 1985) widespread from Los Lagos Region to Magallanes Region, and P. versicolor sp. nov. which is only known from Parque Nacional Nahuelbu...
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Here we present the first observations on the immature stages of the cetoniid tribe Taenioderini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The larvae of Chalcothea neglecta Ritsema, 1882, Coilodera diardi (Gory & Percheron, 1833), C. penicillata Hope, 1831, Euselates cineraceus (Gory & Percheron, 1833), E. laoticus Mikšić, 1974, Meroloba suturalis (Snellen van V...
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A new hydrophilid genus Chimaerocyon gen. nov. containing two species, C. shimadai sp. nov. (Malaysia: Pahang) and C. sumatranus sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sumatra), is described. Specimens of C. shimadai were collected from brood cells in a nest of Pheidole singaporensis Özdikmen, 2010. The biology of C. sumatranus remains unknown. A molecular phylog-en...
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Adult morphology of the genera Tormus Sharp, 1884 and Afrotormus Hansen, 1999, endemics of New Zealand and South Africa respectively, is examined and illustrated. The larval morphology of Tormus is also reviewed. Both adult and larval morphology supports the hypothesis of close relationship between these genera and Paracymus Thomson, 1867 of the tr...

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National and cultural identity. Maintenance with type material and DNA from museum specimens.
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We are focusing on various aspect of the ecology, phylogeny and phylogeobraphy of the rose chafers, using various aproaches from recording of individual life history to multi-gene analysis of phylogenetic relation-ships. Target groups "Trichiinae", "Goliathini", South African Cetoniinae