Adephaga


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Adephaga

[ə′def·ə·gə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of insects in the order Coleoptera characterized by fused hind coxae that are immovable.
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Catching up with the updated editions of the second and third volumes on extant Palaearctic beetles, this first volume incorporates the most recent generally accepted views on three of the four suborders of Coleoptera: the basal Archostemata, the Myxophaga, and the species-rich Adephaga, which together represent about 10% of total beetle diversity.
1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim).
ADEPHAGA POLYPHAGA DYTISCIDAE DRYOPIDAE Copelatinae Pelonomus sp.
American beetles, Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia.
Coleoptera, Beetles Volume 1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim).
Most molecular phylogenetic studies of beetles (order Coleoptera) using 18S rDNA have recovered the suborders Adephaga and Polyphaga as sister groups, together sister to the suborders Myxophaga and Archostemata, with Archostemata alone or in combination with Myxophaga as the closest relative of all other beetles.
2002, Beutel & Pohl 2006), han mostrado que los coleopteros acuaticos son un grupo muy heterogeneo a nivel mundial, que incluye familias agrupadas dentro del suborden Adephaga, con evolucion hacia el ambiente acuatico y constituyen una unidad monofiletica, mientras que las familias incluidas en el suborden Polyphaga, con adaptaciones a ambientes acuaticos, constituyen diferentes linajes (Ribera et al.
Archostemata, Adephaga, and Polyphaga thru superfamily Cantharoidea.