Water and Cave Beetle Evolution Lab
Animal Biodiversity and Evolution Programme
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)
Home | People | Publications | Projects
Publications on Dytiscidae (Coleoptera)


  • Ribera, I., Bilton, D.T. & Cardoso, A. 2018. The Meladema Laporte, 1835 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) of the Sahara Desert. Zootaxa, 4399: 119-122. [pdf]
  • Villastrigo, A., Fery, H., Manuel, M., Millán, A. & Ribera, I. (2018) Evolution of salinity tolerance in the diving beetle tribe Hygrotini (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Zoologica Scripta, 47: 63-71. [pdf]
  • Bilton, D.T.B. & Ribera, I. (2017) A revision of Meladema diving beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae), with the description of a new species from the central Mediterranean based on molecules and morphology. Zookeys, 702: 45-112 [pdf]
  • Villastrigo, A., Ribera, I., Manuel, M., Millán, A. & Fery, H. (2017) A new classification of the tribe Hygrotini Portevin, 1929 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Zootaxa, 4317: 499-529. [pdf]
  • Sýkora, V., García-Vázquez, D., Sánchez-Fernández, D. & Ribera, I. (2017) Range expansion and ancestral niche reconstruction in the Mediterranean diving beetle genus Meladema (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Zoologica Scripta, 46: 445-458. [pdf]
  • Angus, R.B., Ribera, I. & Jia, F. (2017) Further studies on Boreonectes Angus, 2010, with a molecular phylogeny of the Palaearctic species of the genus. Comparative Cytogenetics, 11: 189-201.[pdf]
  • García-Vázquez, D. & Ribera, I. (2016) The origin of widespread species in a poor dispersing lineage (diving beetle genus Deronectes). PeerJ, 4:e2514. [pdf].
  • García-Vázquez, D., Bilton, D.T., Alonso, R., Benetti, C.J., Garrido, J., Valladares, L.F. & Ribera, I. (2016) Reconstructing ancient Mediterranean crossroads in Deronectes diving beetles. Journal of Biogeography, 43: 1533-1545 [pdf].
  • Morinière, J. Van Dam, M.H., Hawlitschek, O., Bergsten, J., Michat, M.C., Hendrich, L., Ribera, I., Toussaint, E.F.A. & Balke, M. (2016) Phylogenetic niche conservatism explains an inverse latitudinal diversity gradient in freshwater arthropods. Scientific Reports, 6: 26340. [pdf]
  • Mega, Y.S. & Sánchez-Fernández, D. (2014) A new species of Desmopachria Babington (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from Cuba with a prediction of its geographic distribution and notes on other Cuban species of the genus. Zootaxa, 3753: 585-596. [pdf]
  • Millán, A., Picazo, F., Fery, H., Moreno, J.L. & Sánchez-Fernández, D. (2013).Stictonectes abellani sp. n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) from the Iberian Peninsula, with notes on the phylogeny, ecology and distribution of the Iberian species of the genus. Zootaxa, 3745: 533-550 [pdf]
  • Hernando, C., Castro, A., Aguilera, P. & Ribera, I. (2012) A new interstitial species of the Hydroporus ferrugineus group from north-western Turkey, with a molecular phylogeny of the H. memnonius and related groups (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Zootaxa, 3173: 37-53. [pdf]
  • Hendrich, L., Pons, J., Ribera, I. & Balke, M. (2010) Mitochondrial cox1 sequence data reliably uncover patterns of insect diversity but may suffer from high lineage-idiosyncratic error rates. PlosONE, 5(12): e14448. [pdf]
  • Ribera, I. & Faille, A. (2010) A new microphthalmic stygobitic Graptodytes Seidlitz from Morocco, with a molecular phylogeny of the genus (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Zootaxa, 2641: 1-14. [pdf]
  • Balke, M., Wewalka, G., Alarie, Y. & Ribera, I. (2010) Dytiscidae: The genus Rhantus Dejean (Coleoptera). In: M. A. Jäch & Balke, M. (eds) Water beetles of New Caledonia, part 1. Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Österreich and Wiener Coleopterologenverein, Wien, pp. 129-147.[request a pdf]
  • Balke, M., Ribera, I., Miller, M.A., Hendrich, L., Sagata, K., Posman, A., Vogler, A.P. & Meier, R. (2009) New Guinea highland origin of a widespread arthropod supertramp. Proc. R. Soc. London B 276: 2359-2367. [request a pdf]
  • Balke, M., Gómez-Zurita, J., Ribera, I., Viloria, A., Zillikens, A., Steiner, J., García, M., Hendrich, L. & Vogler, A. (2008) Ancient associations of aquatic beetles and tank bromeliads in the Neotropical forest canopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107(17): 6356-6361. [request a pdf]
  • Ribera, I., Vogler, A.P. & Balke, M. (2008) Phylogeny and diversification of diving beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Cladistics 24: 563-590.[request a pdf] [Appendix]
  • Balke, M., Pons, J., Ribera, I., Sagata, K. & Vogler, A.P. (2007). Infrequent and unidirectional colonization of hyperdiverse Papuadytes diving beetles in New Caledonia and New Guinea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 505-516. request a pdf
  • Balke, M., Wewalka, G., Alarie, Y. & Ribera, I. (2007) Molecular phylogeny of Pacific Island Colymbetinae: radiation of New Caledonian and Fijian species (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Zoologica Scripta 36: 173-200. request a pdf
  • Jäch, M.A., Fery, H., Nilsson, A. N., Petrov, P. N. & Ribera, I. (2007) Case 3337: Hydroporus discretus Fairmaire & Brisout de Barneville, 1859 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 64: 87-89. request a pdf [see also Opinion 2207 accepting the proposal]
  • Nilsson, A.N. & Ribera, I. (2007) Morphological and molecular species delimitation within the Holarctic Ilybius angustior complex with a focus on Beringia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Aquatic Insects 29: 159-171. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I. & Balke, M. (2007) Recognition of a species-poor, geographically restricted but morphologically diverse Cape lineage of diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hyphydrini). Journal of Biogeography 34: 1220-1232. request a pdf
  • Balke, M., Ribera, I. & Vogler, A. P. (2004) MtDNA phylogeny and biogeography of Copelatinae, a highly diverse group of tropical diving beetles (Dytiscidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 32: 866-880. request a pdf
  • Balke, M. & Ribera, I. (2004) Jumping across Wallace’s line: Allodessus and Limbodessus revisited (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 43: 114-128. A 34. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I., Nilsson, A.N. & Vogler, A.P. (2004) Phylogeny and historical biogeography of Agabinae diving beetles (Coleoptera) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 545-562. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I., Bilton, D.T., Balke, M. & Hendrich, L. (2003) Evolution, mitochondrial DNA phylogeny and systematic position of the Macaronesian endemic Hydrotarsus Falkenström (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Systematic Entomology, 28: 493-508. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I., Bilton, D. T. & Vogler, A. P. (2003) Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography and population history of Meladema diving beetles on the Atlantic Islands and in the Mediterranean basin (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Molecular Ecology 12: 153-167. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I., Hogan, J. E. & Vogler, A. P. (2002) Phylogeny of Hydradephagan water beetles Inferred from 18S rDNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 23: 43-62. request a pdf