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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

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ARCE- PEREZ, Roberto  y  MORON, Miguel Ángel. Synopsis of the Hydrophiloidea of Mexico (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae, Helophoridae, Epimetopidae, Georissidae, and Hydrochidae), with a key for the identification of genera. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2011, vol.82, n.2, pp. 491-514. ISSN 2007-8706.

Taxonomic, ecological and distributional information regarding Mexican Hydrophiloidea is summarized. A key to genera is added and a checklist of the genera and species as well as geographic records for each state are presented. Hydrophiloidea are represented in Mexico by 6 families, 9 tribes, 36 genera, 181 species and 6 subspecies, corresponding to 20% and 6% of world genera and species respectively. In total, 95% and 67% of the recorded Mesoamerican genera and species are currently known from Mexico. Oosternum attacomis Spangler, 1962 and Sphaeridium scarabaeoides Linneo, 1758 are recorded for the first time from Veracruz. The states with the highest number of recorded species are Veracruz (72), Oaxaca (50), Sinaloa (44), and Sonora (43).

Palabras llave : Coleoptera; Hydrophiloidea; Mexico.

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