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Critical checklist, distribution in Poland and meta-analysis

Kubisz D., Iwan D., Tykarski P. 2014. Coleoptera Poloniae: Tenebrionoidea (Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Ripiphoridae, Prostomidae, Oedemeridae, Mycteridae, Pythidae, Aderidae, Scraptiidae).

University of Warsaw – Faculty of Biology,
Natura optima dux Foundation, Warszawa, 470 pp.

Hardcover, 176 x 250 mm, 470 pages, 209 figures, maps

ISBN 978-83-935107-9-5

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The book catalogues distribution data on occurrence of families of Tenebrionoidea. Having reviewed available distribution data, we consider 84 species to be present in Poland: Aderidae (7 species), Melandryidae (27), Oedemeridae (22), Prostomidae (1), Pythidae (3), Ripiphoridae (3), Scraptiidae (15) and Tetratomidae (6). 27 species were considered doubtful due to misindentifications or a long-term lack of new occurrences, including Mycteridae. Data on distribution of the confirmed taxa cover source references, localities, UTM 10×10 km grid coordinates, dates and collections that hold specimen, accompanied by distribution maps generalized to the UTM grid. A separate chapter gives an overview of Palaearctic distribution of all the discussed taxa, including subspecies when applicable. Detailed taxonomic checklist of the covered groups including synonymy is also provided. The distribution catalogue part is followed by the meta-analysis built upon a database covering all the presented information. A number of analytical and generalization techniques was used, giving synthetic views on research intensity and some other parameters at a species and family level. The publication follows the former volume of the Coleoptera Poloniae series, extending traditional faunistics by links to the database that is available online through the Biodiversity Map and Coleoptera Poloniae websites, served by the Polish Biodiversity Information Network (KSIB).

Key words

Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea, Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Ripiphoridae, Prostomidae, Oedemeridae, Mycteridae, Pythidae, Aderidae, Scraptiidae, biodiversity, faunistics, zoogeography, distribution, meta-analysis, checklist, museum collections, Poland.