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Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names)

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... Other references used for beetle identification include keys by Lawrence and Newton (1995), Lawrence et al. (2000), and Chung (2003). Specimen collections are stored at the Entomology lab, University Malaysia Sabah. ...
... Note: The classification of families is based on Lawrence and Newton (1995), Lawrence et al. (2000), and Chung (2003). ...
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While reforestation is gaining momentum to moderate climate change via carbon sequestration, there is also an opportunity to use tree planting to confront declining global biodiversity. Where tree species vary in support of diversity, selecting appropriate species for planting could increase conservation effectiveness. We used a common garden experiment in Borneo using 24 native tree species to examine how variation among tree species in their support of beetle diversity is predicted by plant traits associated with “acquisitive” and “conservative” resource acquisition strategies. We evaluate three hypotheses: (1) beetle communities show fidelity to host identity as indicated by variation in abundance and diversity among tree species, (2) the leaf economic spectrum partially explains this variation as shown by beetle preferences for plant species that are predicted by plant traits, and (3) a small number of selected tree species can capture higher beetle species richness than a random tree species community. We found high variation among tree species in supporting three highly intercorrelated metrics of beetle communities: abundance, richness, and Shannon diversity. Variation in support of beetle communities was predicted by plant traits and varied by plant functional groups; within the dipterocarp family, high beetle diversity was predicted by conservative traits such as high wood density and slow growth, and in non‐dipterocarps by the acquisitive traits of high foliar K and rapid growth. Using species accumulation curves and extrapolation to twice the original sample size, we show that 48 tree species were not enough to reach asymptote levels of beetle richness. Nevertheless, species accumulation curves of the six tree species with the highest richness had steeper slopes and supported 33% higher richness than a random community of tree species. Reforestation projects concerned about conservation can benefit by identifying tree species with a disproportional capacity to support biodiversity based on plant traits. The functional relationship between plant diversity and diversity of organisms in higher trophic levels is a fundamental ecological question of what is important for understanding the contribution of restoration of plant communities for conservation. We show that tropical tree species vary in the level of diversity that they support and that this variation can be predicted by plant traits. We further illustrate how such variation can be utilized to increase the conservation value of plant diversity in restoration.
... Later, Morón and Valenzuela (1993) estimated that at least 35,000 beetle species are in Mexico. Navarrete-Heredia and Fierros-López (2001) listed and commented on families from Mexico; 114 families were recorded from Mexico, more than Brazil (104), Australia (113), or New Zealand (82) (following classification by Lawrence and Newton 1995). Comments on known or expected diversity were provided for a few families. ...
... b) Titles of papers sometimes appear in the database written completely in capital letters because some journals use the system in titles. (Lawrence andNewton 1995, Bouchard et al. 2017) and recognized by many authors. However, in other cases papers dealing with Scydmaeninae of Staphylinidae, as proposed several years ago (Grebennikov and Newton 2009), are included in Scydmaenidae by Zoological Record. ...
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Patterns of description of new species of beetles from Mexico between 2000-2020 were analyzed. We based our study on the Zoological Record of Web of Science TM. We found 1,867 species in 61 families described in 759 papers published in scientific journals from all over the world. Scarabaeidae is the family with the most species described (352) in the last two decades, followed by Staphylinidae (198), Curculionidae (196), Cleridae (176), and Cerambycidae (175). Most species of Mexican beetle were described in Zootaxa, Coleopterists Bulletin, Insecta Mundi, Dugesiana, and Zookeys. We also provided comments on issues to consider when Zoological Record is used for analysis such as in this study.
... Лоренса, А. Ньютона, П. Бушара, Чжи-Цян Чжана и др. (Lawrence, Newton, 1995;Bouchard Герпетобионтные жесткокрылые (Coleoptera) национального природного парка «Припышминские боры» (приведены число экземпляров и ссылки на литературу) Beetles (Coleoptera) of the National Nature Park "Pripyshminskie Bory" (the number of specimens and references) Красуцкий, 1990, 1995, 1996 Scaphidium quadrimaculatum Olivier, 1790 Красуцкий, 1990, 2005 Scaphisoma agaricinum (L.) Красуцкий, 1990, 2013а S. assimile Erichson, 1845Красуцкий, 2005S. inopinatum Löbl, 1967Красуцкий, 2013а S. subalpinum Reitter, 1880Красуцкий, 2005 Oxyporus mannerheimii Gyllenhal, 1827 Красуцкий, 2005 O. rufus (L.) Красуцкий, 1996, 2005 Staphylinus erythropterus L. Красуцкий, 1990, 1996, 2005; Загайнова, Марков, 2012 Продолжение таблицы Красуцкий, 1996, 2005 Сем. ...
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Козьминых В.О. Материалы к фауне герпетобионтных жуков природного парка «Припышминские боры» (Свердловская область) // Фауна Урала и Сибири. 2022. № 1. С. 5-23. - Список таксонов преимущественно напочвенных жесткокрылых насекомых (Coleoptera), найденных на территории национального природного парка «Припышминские боры» в Талицком р-не Свердловской обл., насчитывает 166 видов из 12 семейств. Впервые в Припышминском лесном массиве отмечены 6 видов жужелиц (сем. Carabidae): Carabus estreicheri Fischer von Waldheim, 1820, Trechus rubens (Fabricius, 1792), Harpalus xanthopus winkleri Schauberger, 1923, Panagaeus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1775) — первая находка в Свердловской обл., Poecilus punctulatus (Schaller, 1783), Amara brunnea (Gyllenhal, 1810), а также 2 вида щелкунов (сем. Elateridae): Agrypnus murinus (L.), Agriotes obscurus (L.), кожеед Dermestes laniarius Illiger, 1802 (сем. Dermestidae), узконадкрылка Oedemera virescens (Linnaeus, 1767) (сем. Oedemeridae), мохнатка Lagria hirta (L.) (сем. Tenebrionidae), 2 вида листоедов (сем. Chrysomelidae): Cryptocephalus aureolus Suffrian, 1847, Galeruca tanaceti (L.) [New information is observed and data about the main groups of herpetobiont beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the «Pripyshminskie Bory» National Nature Reserve, located in the south-eastern part of the Sverdlovsk Province (Talitsky District) in the pre-forest-steppe subzone of the Trans-Urals Region of Western Siberia as a unique island array of flat pine forests, are summarized for the first time. According to literature data, 153 species from 9 families of Coleoptera are known for the «Pripyshminskie Bory» Park. In this work, 166 species from 12 Coleoptera families are listed for this territory, including 119 species of Carabidae, 6 species of Histeridae, 5 species of Silphidae, 19 species of Staphylinidae, 1 species of each Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae and Oedemeridae, 4 species of Elateridae, 2 species of Dermestidae and Chrysomelidae, as well as 6 species of Tenebrionidae. The material on 55 species of ground beetles of 1962 individual numbers has been studied. For the first time, 13 species of beetles from 6 families are listed for the «Pripyshminskie Bory» Reserve. Among them there are ground beetles (family Carabidae), namely: Carabus estreicheri Fischer von Waldheim, 1820, Trechus rubens (Fabricius, 1792), Harpalus xanthopus winkleri Schauberger, 1923, Panagaeus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1775), Poecilus punctulatus (Schaller, 1783), Amara brunnea (Gyllenhal, 1810). In the Sverdlovsk Province, P. bipustulatus is first recorded there, and it was known previously only from the Middle Urals (the Perm Area). The first discoveries are marked at the «Pripyshminskie Bory» Reserve, of, as follows, the two species of click beetles (family Elateridae): Agrypnus murinus (L.), Agriotes obscurus (L.), Dermestes laniarius Illiger, 1802 (family Dermestidae), Oedemera virescens (Linnaeus, 1767) (family Oedemeridae), Lagria hirta (L.) (family Tenebrionidae), as well as two species of leaf beetles Cryptocephalus aureolus Suffrian, 1847 and Galeruca tanaceti (L.) (family Chrysomelidae). Data on the distribution and biotopic occurrence of some rare species of Carabidae, which are found in the «Pripyshminskie Bory» Reserve, are presented herein, based on the available information from the Sverdlovsk Province, Perm Area and some neighboring territories. These are the following species: Calosoma investigator (Illiger, 1798), Carabus canaliculatus M. F. Adams, 1812, C. violaceus aurolimbatus Dejean, 1830, C. marginalis Fabricius, 1794, C. estreicheri Fischer von Waldheim, 1820, Cylindera gracilis (Pallas, 1773), Trechus rubens, Harpalus xanthopus winkleri Schauberger, 1923, Panagaeus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1775), Poecilus punctulatus (Schaller, 1783), Dolichus halensis (Schaller, 1783). The card files are compiled and the database of beetles for the «Pripyshminskie Bory» Reserve is formed].
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... The Tenebrionoidea constitute one of the largest and most complex superfamilies of beetles [1,2]. A molecular study on the superfamily suggested that it is monophyletic and that four clades have been suggested within the group; among these clades, ripiphorid-mordellidmeloid were considered the most basal in the superfamily [3]. ...
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