Revision and phylogeny of the neotropical genus Cnemida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae)

  • The scarab genus Cnemida includes eight species (including C. gigantea Jameson n. sp. from Colombia and C. tristriata Jameson n. sp. from Surinam) that inhabit tropical moist and premontane forests of South America, Central America, and Mexico. Keys to adults, diagnostic characters, descriptions, and distributions are presented. The larva of C. intermedia Bates is described and integrated into a key to larvae of the tribe Rutelini. A cladistic analysis among the species of Cnemida is based on 35 morphological characters and uses members of the genera Pelidnota and Rutela as outgroups. Four equally parsimonious cladograms are discussed.

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Author:Mary Liz Jameson
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/29
Year of first Publication:1996
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/29
Page Number:31
First Page:285
Last Page:315
Source:Gainesville : Insecta Mundi 10:1-4, S. 285-315
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Insecta Mundi / Insecta Mundi, Volume 10 (1996)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht