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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Matthew Robert
dc.contributor.authorJameson, Mary Liz
dc.contributor.authorGarner, Beulah H.
dc.contributor.authorAudibert, Cedric
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Andrew B. T.
dc.contributor.authorSeidel, Matthias
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-15T22:22:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-15T22:22:43Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-06
dc.identifier.citationMoore MR, Jameson ML, Garner BH, Audibert C, Smith ABT, Seidel M (2017) Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies. ZooKeys 666: 1–349. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.666.9191en_US
dc.identifier.issn1313-2989
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000399375700001
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.666.9191
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/13148
dc.descriptionCopyright Matthew R. Moore et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe pelidnotine scarabs (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini) are a speciose, paraphyletic assemblage of beetles that includes spectacular metallic species ("jewel scarabs") as well as species that are ecologically important as herbivores, pollinators, and bioindicators. These beetles suffer from a complicated nomenclatural history, due primarily to 20th century taxonomic and nomenclatural errors. We review the taxonomic history of the pelidnotine scarabs, present a provisional key to genera with overviews of all genera, and synthesize a catalog of all taxa with synonyms, distributional data, type specimen information, and 107 images of exemplar species. As a result of our research, the pelidnotine leaf chafers (a paraphyletic group) include 27 (26 extant and 1 extinct) genera and 420 valid species and subspecies (419 extant and 1 extinct). Our research makes biodiversity research on this group tractable and accessible, thus setting the stage for future studies that address evolutionary and ecological trends. Based on our research, 1 new species is described, 1 new generic synonym and 12 new species synonyms are proposed, 11 new lectotypes and 1 new neotype are designated, many new or revised nomenclatural combinations, and many unavailable names are presented.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural History Museum Departmental Investment Fund (Insects Division, Life Sciences) to Garner, Jameson, and Moore (with special thanks to Theresa Howard); SVV 260 434/2017 (Department of Zoology, Charles University, Prague) to Seidel; Entomology and Nematalogy Student Organization Travel Grant (Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida) to Moore. Funds for publication were provided by Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZOOKEYS;no.666
dc.subjectLeaf chafersen_US
dc.subjectJewel beetlesen_US
dc.subjectNew Worlden_US
dc.subjectTaxonomyen_US
dc.titleSynopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspeciesen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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