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dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Wendyen
dc.contributor.authorHoover, Angela Marieen
dc.creatorHoover, Angela Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-24T19:42:00Z
dc.date.available2017-03-24T19:42:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/622855
dc.description.abstractA review of the species groups of the Neotropical myrmecophilous genus Homopterus Westwood is presented based on the first molecular phylogenetic analysis of the genus and morphological study of 260 specimens. Two new species groups, the H. subcordatus group and the H. filiko group are erected based on the results of the molecular phylogenetic analysis and morphological analysis. The genus consists of one species known only from Dominican amber, H. hispanolienses Nagel, and thirteen extant species, one of which is described as new: Homopterus filiko n.sp. from Peru. An illustrated dichotomous identification key to species, diagnoses of the species groups and updated distribution maps are provided. The potential of several of the species groups to harbor additional cryptic diversity is discussed.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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dc.subjectHomopterusen
dc.subjectmyrmecophilesen
dc.subjectNeotropicsen
dc.subjectnew speciesen
dc.subjecttaxonomic reviewen
dc.subjectColeopteraen
dc.titleWhen Ground Beetles Fly: A Taxonomic Review of the Arboreal, Myrmecophilous Neotropical Genus, Homopterus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Paussinae) with a new Species Description, Species Diagnoses, and Insights into Species Distributionsen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Wendyen
dc.contributor.committeememberHunter, Mollyen
dc.contributor.committeememberArnold, Anne E.en
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEntomology and Insect Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T17:35:28Z
html.description.abstractA review of the species groups of the Neotropical myrmecophilous genus Homopterus Westwood is presented based on the first molecular phylogenetic analysis of the genus and morphological study of 260 specimens. Two new species groups, the H. subcordatus group and the H. filiko group are erected based on the results of the molecular phylogenetic analysis and morphological analysis. The genus consists of one species known only from Dominican amber, H. hispanolienses Nagel, and thirteen extant species, one of which is described as new: Homopterus filiko n.sp. from Peru. An illustrated dichotomous identification key to species, diagnoses of the species groups and updated distribution maps are provided. The potential of several of the species groups to harbor additional cryptic diversity is discussed.


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