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Publications on Aspidytidae & Meruidae (Coleoptera)

Aspidytes niobe (Cape Province, RSA) ..............Sinaspidytes wrasei (Shaanxi, China)

 

  • Beutel, R.G., Balke, M. & Ribera, I. (2016) 7.7. Aspidytidae Ribera,Beutel, Balke and Vogler, 2002. In: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (eds.): Handbook of Zoology, Arthropoda: Insecta. Coleoptera, Beetles. Vol. 1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim). 2nd Edition. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. pp. 141-149.
  • Toussaint, E.F.A., Beutel, R.G., Morinière, J., Jia, F., Xu, S., Michat, M.C., Zhou, X, Bilton, D.T., Ribera, I., Hájek, J. & Balke, M. (2016) Molecular phylogeny of the highly disjunct cliff water beetles from South Africa and China (Coleoptera: Aspidytidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176: 537-546. [pdf]
  • Beutel, R.G., Balke, M. & Ribera, I. (2010) 3.1. Aspidytidae Ribera, Beutel, Balke and Vogler, 2002. In: Leschen, R.A.B., Beutel, R.G. & Lawrence, J.F. (eds): Handbook of Zoology, Arthropoda: Insecta. Coleoptera, Beetles. Vol. 2: Morphology and Systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. pp. 21-28.
  • Ribera, I. & Bilton, D.T. (2009) Chapter 7: Aspidytidae. In: Stals, R. & de Moor, I.J. (eds). Guides to the Freshwater Invertebrates of Southern Africa. Volume 10: Coleoptera. Water Research Commission Report No. TT 320/07, Pretoria, South Africa, pp. 85-88.
  • Balke, M., Ribera, I., Beutel, R., Viloria, A., García, M. & Vogler, A.P. (2008) Systematic placement of the recently discovered beetle family Meruidae (Coleoptera: Dytiscoidea) based on molecular data. Zoologica Scripta 37: 647-650. request a pdf
  • Balke, M., Ribera, I. & Beutel, R. G. (2005) The systematic position of Aspidytidae, the diversification of Dytiscoidea (Coleoptera, Adephaga) and the phylogenetic signal of third codon positions. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 43: 223-242. request a pdf
  • Balke, M., Ribera, I. & Beutel, R. G. (2003) Aspidytidae: on the discovery of a new beetle family: morphological analysis, description of a second species, and key to fossil and extant adephagan families (Coleoptera). In: M. A. JÄCH & L. JI (eds) Water beetles of China, Vol. 3. Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Österreich and Wiener Coleopterologenverein, Wien, pp. 53-66.[request a pdf]
  • Ribera, I., Beutel, R. G., Balke, M. & Vogler, A. P. (2002) Discovery of Aspidytidae, a new family of aquatic beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Ser. B 269: 2351-2356. request a pdf

 

 

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