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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

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MORON, Miguel Ángel; NOGUEIRA, Guillermo; ROJAS-GOMEZ, César V.  and  ARCE-PEREZ, Roberto. Biodiversity of Melolonthidae (Coleoptera) in Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2014, vol.85, suppl., pp.S298-S302. ISSN 2007-8706.

A brief review on the 1 179 species of Coleoptera Melolonthidae recorded in Mexico, with emphasis in their distribution by states is presented. Mexican states with higher number of species are Chiapas (368), Oaxaca (232) and Veracruz (281). Near half of these species are restricted to Mexico and are recorded only from localities in one state. Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Coahuila, Mexico, Chihuahua and Durango show the highest proportions of endemic species. States with more endemic species are Chiapas (94), Oaxaca (64) and Baja California (52). None of the Mexican species of Melolonthidae is included in the IUCN list of threatened species.

Keywords : Melolonthinae; Rutelinae; Dynastinae; Cetoniinae; species richness; endemism.

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