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Category: Non-Cis Genera

Pterogeniidae a close family to Ciidae

  1. DANIEL BURCKHARDT F.L.S.,
  2. IVAN LÖBL

The Pterogeniidae, a family of beetles from Indoaustralia, are revised. They comprise five genera and 24 species. Three genera and 17 species are described as new and one species is synonymized. It is shown that the male and particularly the female genitalia provide useful means for species definition. The phylogenetic relationships are discussed based on a cladistic analysis of 23 morphological characters using PAUP. The analysis resulted in a single cladogram with following grouping: (Kryptogenius+ (Tychogenius+ (Katagenius+ (Plerogenins+Histanocerus)))). Read more

Relationship of Ciidae to other Cucujiformia

Professor Cristiano Lopes-Andrade

There are few available studies shedding light on the relationship of Ciidae to other cucujiform families, and internal relationships of the family are barely known. A phylogenetic analysis based on larval characters sustained Tenebrionoidea, including Ciidae and Prostomidae, as a clade defined by several autapomorphies (Beutel and Friedrich 2005). Ciidae is usually regarded as belonging to a tenebrionoid assemblage including Archeocrypticidae, Mycetophagidae, Prostomidae and Pterogeniidae (Buder et al. 2008; Lawrence 1971, 1982). However, there is no published work based on morphological and/or molecular data comprising species of all these families and a sufficient sample of cucujiform lineages to test this relationship. Read more

The Phylogeny of the Ciidae

A Contribution to the Phylogeny of the Ciidae and its Relationships with Other Cucujoid and Tenebrionoid Beetles (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)
GERDA BUDER, CHRISTIN GROSSMANN, ANNA HUNDSDOERFER & KLAUS-DIETER KLASS Read more




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