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A review of Canadian and Alaskan species of the genus Liogluta Thomson, and description of three new species (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). 2016. Klimaszewski, J.; Webster, R.P.; Langor, D.W.; Sikes, D.; Bourdon, C.; Godin, B.; Ernst, C. Zookeys 573:217-256.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36644

Language: English

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DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.573.7878

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Fourteen species of Liogluta Thomson are reported from Canada and Alaska. Three of these are described as new to science: Liogluta castoris Klimaszewski & Webster, sp. n.; Liogluta microgranulosa Klimaszewski & Webster, sp. n.; and Liogluta pseudocastoris Klimaszewski & Webster, sp. n. The previously unknown male of L. gigantean Klimaszewski & Langor, L. quadricollis (Casey), L. wickhami (Casey), and female of L. granulosa Lohse are described, and illustrated. Liogluta aloconotoides Lohse is synonymized with Liogluta terminalis (Casey). New provincial and state records are provided for six Liogluta species. A key to species, revised distribution with new provincial records, and new natural history data are provided.

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In this article, the researchers describe 14 species of Liogluta present in several provinces and territories in Canada and the United States (Alaska), including three that are described for the first time. This article also includes an identification key for these beetles, as well as photos and facts about their habitat.

Taxonomy is a science which classifies living organisms. Insects are grouped according to different orders, which are subdivided into families, genera and species. Taxonomy is namely used for conducting biodiversity studies or for assessing the impact of human activities on forest ecosystems.