Copelatus

Copelatus is a large genus of small diving beetles. There are some 470 described species in the genus, found worldwide, but they are most diverse in tropical South America, Africa and South-East Asia.

Copelatus
Temporal range: Eocene[1] – present
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Copelatus biroi
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Copelatus

Erichson, 1832

SystematicsEdit

The genus Copelatus is divided into several subgenera (Colepatus, Papuadytes etc.), some of which are sometimes treated as separate genera. It may be paraphyletic with respect to the smaller Copelatinae genera Lacconectus and Aglymbus.[2] The species include:[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller,K.B, Blake,M. The unusual occurrence of aquatic beetles in amber, copelatus aphroditae balke, n. sp. and C. predaveterus miller, n. sp., (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Proc. of the Entomological Society of Washington, 2003, vol. 105, no4, pp. 809–815
  2. ^ Balke,M et al., MtDNA phylogeny and biogeography of Copelatinae, a highly diverse group of tropical diving beetles (Dytiscidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Vol. 32, Issue 3, 2004
  3. ^ Dytiscidae Species List at Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved on 7 May 2012.
  4. ^ Caetano, David S., de C. Bena, Daniela, & Vanin, Sergio A. "Copelatus cessaima sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Dysticidae: Copelatinae): first record of a troglomorphic diving beetle from Brazil." Zootaxa 3710 (3): 226–232.
  5. ^ Megna, Y.S.; Epler, J.H. 2012: A review of Copelatus from Cuba, with the description of two new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 52(2): 383–410.
  6. ^ Megna, Y.S.; Epler, J.H. 2012: A review of Copelatus from Cuba, with the description of two new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 52(2): 383–410.

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