Phylogenetic Systematics and Evolution
New species

New species of beetles

Researchers from the University Museum of Bergen discovered seven endemic species of ambrosia beetles after fieldworking in Madagascar.

Remansus sahondrae Jordal, 2013
B. Jordal

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Bjarte Jordal's studies of ambrosia- and bark beetles have revealed four new species to science in Madagascar. The species were described in  ZooKeys 352: 9–33.  Phylogenetic analyses of morphology and DNA-sequences show unique characteristics of a new genus, Remansus, appearing as sister group to the genus Scolytoplatypus.