Systematics and biogeography

Section edited by Laurence Packer

This section will consider submissions on the description of new zoological taxa and their phylogenetic interrelationships and biogeographic histories at all levels. These may range from simple new species descriptions to new phylogeny-based classifications; studies about the impact of newly explored characters on our understanding of the evolution and distribution of any taxonomic group of animals. Furthermore, the section will consider taxonomic revisions, extensive molecular taxonomic treatments, or the results of large scale biogeographic analyses.

  1. Research article

    Nymphister kronaueri von Beeren & Tishechkin sp. nov., an army ant-associated beetle species (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Haeteriinae) with an exceptional mechanism of phoresy

    For more than a century we have known that a high diversity of arthropod species lives in close relationship with army ant colonies. For instance, several hundred guest species have been described to be associ...

    Christoph von Beeren and Alexey K. Tishechkin

    BMC Zoology 2017 2:3

    Published on: 10 February 2017

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