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A systematic revision of the Afrotropical members of the dung beetle genus Catharsius Hope, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

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The Afrotropical members of the dung beetle genus Catharsius Hope, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are investigated and systematically revised. Morphological phylogenetic analyses of 138 taxa and molecular phylogenetic analyses of a subset of 15 taxa are conducted. The results indicate the paraphyly of the genus with regard the monotypic genus Copridaspidus Boucomont, 1920 and Catharsius is split into five species-groups. Biogeographical ancestral state reconstru...

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Hitoshi Takano More by this author

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The Natural History Museum
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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