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Revision of the genus Chalcasthenes Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctoderini) from the Solomon Islands

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dc.contributor.author Jameson, Mary Liz
dc.contributor.author Ratcliffe, Brett C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-08T20:15:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-08T20:15:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-18
dc.identifier.issn 1440-6055
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/3379
dc.description.abstract The genus Chalcasthenes Arrow (Dynastinae: Oryctoderini), a scarab beetle genus endemic to the Solomon Islands, is reviewed. Based on examination of type specimens, the genus Strehlia Frey (Rutelinae: Rutelini: Parastasiina) is a new junior synonym of Chalcasthenes. The historical classification of these genera (either in the subfamily Dynastinae or Rutelinae) and character-based criteria for assigning the taxa to the Dynastinae are provided. We discuss character states that support the monophyly of members of the genus Chalcasthenes, comment on the distribution and biogeography of species in the genus and provide a key to species. The genus includes four species: Chalcasthenes divinus Endrödi, Chalcasthenes pulcher Arrow, Chalcasthenes squamigerus Frey new combination and Chalcasthenes styracoceros Jameson and Ratcliffe n. sp. Species hypotheses are corroborated based on evidence from Pleistocene geological reconstructions of the Solomon Islands, geographic variation of bird species in the region, and development in scarab beetles. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian Journal of Entomology 48:2 (2009), pp. 149–163;
dc.subject Allometry en_US
dc.subject Biogeography en_US
dc.subject Rutelinae en_US
dc.subject Scarabaeoidea en_US
dc.subject Chalcasthenes en_US
dc.subject Strehlia en_US
dc.title Revision of the genus Chalcasthenes Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctoderini) from the Solomon Islands en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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