Adam J. Brunke
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Publications 17
#1Adam J. Brunke (AAFC: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)H-Index: 7
#2Stylianos Chatzimanolis (UTC: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)H-Index: 13
Last.Alexey Solodovnikov (Wild Center)H-Index: 11
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Massive biotic change occurred during the Eocene as the climate shifted from warm and equable to seasonal and latitudinally stratified. Mild winter temperatures across Arctic intercontinental land bridges permitted dispersal of frost-intolerant groups until the Eocene-Oligocene boundary, while trans-Arctic dispersal in thermophilic groups may have been limited to the early Eocene, especially during short-lived hyperthermals. Some of these lineages are now disjunct between continents of the north...
#1Paweł Jałoszyński (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 8
#2Adam J. Brunke (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 7
Last.Ming Bai (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 15
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Abstract The Mastigitae is a small supertribe of ant-like stone beetles that currently includes nine extant and five extinct genera. Extinct taxa are known within tribes Clidicini and Mastigini; the latter with one genus discovered in Baltic amber. For the first time, a Mesozoic genus of the tribe Mastigini is described, Clidicostigus arachnipes Jaloszynski, Brunke and Bai, gen. et sp. nov., from Cenomanian Burmese amber. The new taxon shares an enlarged and spiny scape and pedicel with its exta...
The Oriental species of the relictual genus Bolitogyrus are revised based on 200 specimens. An updated description of the genus is provided, including additional putative synapomorphies. Fifty valid Oriental species are diagnosed herein and the following nineteen are described as new to science: B. concavussp. n.; B. confusussp. n.; B. himalayicussp. n.; B. khasiensissp. n.; B. luteussp. n.; B. mulayitensissp. n.; B. nanussp. n.; B. nokreksp. n.; B. peckisp. n.; B. pedersenisp. n.; B. phukhieosp...
#1Adam J. Brunke (Wild Center)H-Index: 7
#2Stylianos Chatzimanolis (UTC: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)H-Index: 13
Last.Alexey Solodovnikov (Wild Center)H-Index: 11
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The rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) is a monophyletic lineage of over 5500 relatively large and charismatic species, yet its higher classification remains deeply rooted in historical concepts. Despite recent progress toward inferring phylogenetic relationships within this group using morphological and molecular datasets, relationships among taxa that were united under a polyphyletic “Quediina” remain largely unknown. To infer these relationships, we analysed a six-g...
#1Adam J. Brunke (Wild Center)H-Index: 7
#2Alexey Solodovnikov (Wild Center)H-Index: 11
The hitherto poorly known Neotropical rove beetle genus Mimosticus is reviewed. Five new species are described from the Andes, Mimosticus aeneipennis sp. n., Mimosticus latens sp. n., Mimosticus pseudosharpi sp. n., Mimosticus sharpi sp. n. and Mimosticus tenuiformis sp. n. The widely distributed type species of the genus, Mimosticus viridipennis Sharp, 1884, is redescribed. Aedeagal characters traditionally used to delimit species in Staphylinidae exhibited only subtle inter-specific difference...