Project 2341: L. Soldati, F. L. Condamine, A.-L. Clamens, G. J. Kergoat. Documenting tenebrionid diversity: progress on Blaps systematics, with the description of five new species. European Journal of Taxonomy.
Specimen: Blaps.intermedia (unvouchered)

Abstract

With about 250 species, the genus Blaps is one of the most diverse genera of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). In this study we provide new insights on the evolutionary relationships of Blaps species using a combined molecular and morphological dataset encompassing 70 distinct Blaps species and subspecies (105 specimens in total, all belonging to the subgenus Blaps), four other representatives of the Blaptini tribe and 12 outgroup species. Five new Blaps species are also described within the subgenus Blaps: Blaps effeminata sp. nov. from Libya, Blaps intermedia sp. nov. from Morocco, Blaps maldesi sp. nov. from Algeria, Blaps nitiduloides sp. nov. from Algeria and Tunisia, and Blaps teocchii sp. nov. from Tunisia. The results of the phylogenetic analyses indicate that the genus Blaps is likely paraphyletic; the two distinct clades that are highlighted are morphologically distinct and correspond to groups previously referred to as sections (I and II) within the subgenus Blaps. The later suggests the need for more phylogenetic studies in order to precise the status of the various genera and subgenera belonging to the tribe Blaptini.


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Project DOI: 10.7934/P2341, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P2341
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    [1] Blaps.alternans
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    [2] Blaps.appendiculata
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    [3] Blaps.approximans
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    [4] Blaps.bedeli.bedeli
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    [5] Blaps.bedeli.torressallai
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    [6] Blaps.bifurcata.mirei
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    [7] Blaps.bifurcata.strauchi
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    [8] Blaps.binominata
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    [9] Blaps.cognata
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    [10] Blaps.cordicollis
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    [11] Blaps.debdouensis
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    [12] Blaps.divergens
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    [13] Blaps.doderoi
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    [14] Blaps.effeminata
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    [15] Blaps.emondi
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    [16] Blaps.gigas
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    [17] Blaps.haberti
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    [18] Blaps.hispanica
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    [19] Blaps.inflata
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    [20] Blaps.intermedia
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    [21] Blaps.jeannei
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    [22] Blaps.judaeorum
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    [23] Blaps.kaifensis
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    [24] Blaps.kollarii
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    [25] Blaps.lethifera
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    [26] Blaps.lusitanica
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    [27] Blaps.magica
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    [28] Blaps.maldesi
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    [29] Blaps.marocana
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    [30] Blaps.megalatlantica
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    [31] Blaps.mucronata
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    [32] Blaps.murati
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    [33] Blaps.nefrauensis.nefrauensis
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    [34] Blaps.nefrauensis.vespertina
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    [35] Blaps.nitens.barbara
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    [36] Blaps.nitens.brachyrua
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    [37] Blaps.nitens.medvedevi
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    [38] Blaps.nitens.mercatii
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    [39] Blaps.nitens.nitens
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    [40] Blaps.nitens.requieni
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    [41] Blaps.nitiduloides
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    [42] Blaps.ovipennis
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    [43] Blaps.pauliani
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    [44] Blaps.peyerimhoffi
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    [45] Blaps.pinguis
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    [46] Blaps.plana
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    [47] Blaps.polychresta
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    [48] Blaps.prodigiosa
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    [49] Blaps.propheta.fiorii
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    [50] Blaps.propheta.propheta
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    [51] Blaps.pubescens
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    [52] Blaps.quedenfeldtii
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    [53] Blaps.ruhmeri
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    [54] Blaps.sulcifera
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    [55] Blaps.superstitiosa
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    [56] Blaps.taeniolata
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    [57] Blaps.teocchii
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    [58] Blaps.tingitana.antennalis
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    [59] Blaps.tingitana.tingitana
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    [60] Blaps.tripolitanica
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    [61] Blaps.waltlii
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    [62] Blaps.wiedemanni
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    [63] Gnaptor.spinimanus
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    [64] Prosodes.jakowlewi
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