Special Issue "The Evolutionary History of the Coleoptera"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263). This special issue belongs to the section "Biogeosciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alexander G. Kirejtshuk

Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
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Interests: taxonomy, phylogeny and biology of sap beetles (Nitidulidae) of world fauna; macrotaxonomy, historical development and phylogeny of the order Coleoptera

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is devoted to the following topics:

  1. The revision of fossil groups of different taxonomic rank, redescription of fossil species in need of re-examination, and description of new taxa;
  2. Peculiar features of Coleoptera from compression fossils, amber inclusions, and other types of fossils;
  3. Specific methods of study of different kinds of coleopterous fossils;
  4. Estimation of data on fossils from various outcrops for paleofaunistic comparison and methods of reconstruction of faunistic dynamics in time;
  5. Possibilities of comparison of extinct and extant species and groups of Coleoptera and methods of establishing the relationship between fossil and recent groups;
  6. Evolutionary history of the order Coleoptera, its basal diversification and relationship with the phylogenetic branches (clades) of Coleoptera.

Dr. Alexander G. Kirejtshuk
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Coleoptera
  • geosciences
  • fossils
  • paleogeography
  • paleoecology
  • systematics
  • methods of study
  • evolutionary history
  • phylogeny

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Associations between Fossil Beetles and Other Organisms
Geosciences 2019, 9(4), 184; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9040184
Received: 26 February 2019 / Revised: 15 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 21 April 2019
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Abstract
The present work reveals plant and animal associates of 16 families and subfamilies of fossil beetles that have been preserved in amber from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Myanmar. The associates include mites, pseudoscorpions, spiders, insect parasites and predators, fungi, angiosperm parts, vertebrates, [...] Read more.
The present work reveals plant and animal associates of 16 families and subfamilies of fossil beetles that have been preserved in amber from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Myanmar. The associates include mites, pseudoscorpions, spiders, insect parasites and predators, fungi, angiosperm parts, vertebrates, and nematodes. The presence of these fossil associates can be attributed to the rapid preservation of organisms in resin, thus maintaining natural associations almost “in situ”. Examples of present-day associations similar to those of the fossils show that specific behavioral patterns are often far more ancient than the specific lineages involved. Full article
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