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A new rhino-beetle species from Bolivia by R. Perger and P. Grossi

Oryctophileurus guerrai
Oryctophileurus guerrai

By A. Santos-Silva, Z. Komiya and E. Nearns

New genera and species of Neotropical Rhinotragini by Larry G. Bezark, Ubirajara R. Martins, Antonio Santos-Silva & Amy Berkov

 

Hexamitodera (Sulcognatha) blairi
Hexamitodera (Sulcognatha) blairi
Calocosmus magnificus
Calocosmus magnificus

Morphological analysis of Mecosarthron Buquet and Xixuthrus Thomson and reevaluation of generic assignment of Xixuthrus domingoenis by Antonio Santos-Silva and Steve Lingafelter

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Welcome to Coleop-Terra!

 

This page renders homage to diversity of nature, incarnated by beetles. Beetles are the most diverse animal group, constituting almost 25% of all known types of animal life formsLonghorn-, jewel-, and scarab beetles are large, striking, comparable easy to study and to photograph. Because of their well known taxonomy and habitat specificty, some beetle groups have become significant surrogates for understanding complex habitats and indicator taxa for determining biodiversity patterns and habitat inegrityBecause scarab and longhorn beetles share exaggerated traits such as prolonged horns or antennae, they are well-studied models for mating selection and evolution. Already Darwin and Wallace, the first conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection, were passionate beetle collectors. 

 

Coleop-Terra shows conspicious beetles that are rarely found in the world wide web. Furthermore, since I live in Bolivia, I will introduce entomologically interesting places such as the Tucuman Bolivian forest, the Bolivian Yungas and Chiquitano forest, which is exclusively found in Bolivia and Brazil.

 

I would like to thank my colleagues for providing pictures of species rarely seen in the world wide web, which can now be found in my webpage. Please see the list of contributors.  

 

Enjoy my page,

Robert Perger

About the author

 

I am researcher of the Colección Boliviana de Fauna and school teacher in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

In generally I am interested in how life evolves and persists all over the world, however, for several reasons I have focused on biogeographically interesting settings and groups that are easy to study.

Actually I am dealing with the taxonomy and ecology of species of the land crab genera Johngarthia and Gecarcinus and ecoregion endemism and conservation of Bolivian insect groups.

 

Click here to view some of my contributions.