Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Coleopterists Bulletin, The Coleopterists Society, Volume 64, Issue 4, p.289-302 (2010)
Keywords:28S cytochrome oxidase I, hot springs, Hydroscapha natans, Hydroscapha redfordi, Hydroscaphidae, ribosomal RNA, skiff beetles, SWAP
Hydroscapha redfordi Maier, Ivie, Johnson, and Maddison, new species, is described from a hot spring in northern Idaho. This new record extends the range of the genus in North America and marks a new northern-most limit for the family worldwide. Hydroscapha redfordi is distinguished from Hydroscapha natans LeConte by both morphological characters and characters of two genes: the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I and the nuclear gene for 28S ribosomal RNA. Previous species concepts of H. natans are reviewed, and several populations inhabiting hot springs in Idaho and Nevada are now hypothesized to be independent species, leading to a prediction of many undescribed species remaining to be discovered.
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Generic citation: Maier, C. A., M. A. Ivie, J. B. Johnson, and D. R. Maddison. 2010. A new northern-most record for the family Hydroscaphidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga), with description of a new nearctic species. Coleopterists Bulletin 64(4): 289-302.
SWAP (2/19/2016) citation:
Maier CA, Ivie MA, Johnson JB, Maddison DR. 2010. A new northern-most record for the family Hydroscaphidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga), with description of a new Nearctic species. [accessed 2015 Jun 1]; Coleopterists Bulletin. 64(4):289–302. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1649/0010-065X-64.4.289