This lab is interested in the origin and distribution of biodiversity, whether morphological, genetic, ecological or functional. The study groups of the Water and Cave Beetle Evolution lab are different lineages of aquatic and subterranean Coleoptera, mostly (but not exclusively) focused on the Holarctic, and, especially, the Mediterranean. Current research topics include (1) the Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of different lineages of water and subterranean beetles; (2) the effect of habitat constraints in the macroecology and macroevolution of freshwater invertebrates; and (3) evolutionary convergence in subterranean beetles.

Lab website: Beetle Evolution Lab



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Publications Publications

Fery H.; Ribera I. 2018. Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Deronectina Galewski, 1994 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Hydroporini). Zootaxa. 4474(1):1-104 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4474.1.1

Faille A.; Casale A.; Hernando C.; Aït Mouloud S.; Ribera I. 2018. Tectonic vicariance versus Messinian dispersal in western Mediterranean ground beetles . Zoologica Scripta . 47 (5): 565-581 doi: 10.1111 / zsc.12301

Faille A.; Lecoq J.-C. 2018. Oedichirus spelaeus n. Sp., The first cave dwelling beetle from Madagascar (coleoptera: Staph ylinidae: Paederinae). Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. 80(1):13-18 doi: 10.4311/2017LSC0112R2

Chłond D.; Guilbert E.; Faille A.; Baňař P.; Davranoglou L.-R. 2018. A remarkable new species of cavernicolous Collartidini from Madagascar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Zootaxa. 4425(2):372-384 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4425.2.11

Villastrigo, A.; Ribera, I.; Manuel, M.; Millán, A.; Fery, H. 2017 A new classification of the tribe Hygrotini Portevin, 1929 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) Zootaxa. Vol 4317, No 3