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An Online Database of the Immatures of Coleoptera (Arthopoda, Insecta) Described from Brazil

Latest version published by Sistema de Informação sobre a Biodiversidade Brasileira - SiBBr on Jul 28, 2017 Sistema de Informação sobre a Biodiversidade Brasileira - SiBBr

An online database of the described immature beetles from Brazil is presented for the first time based on published literature.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 750 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ferreira V & Costa C (2017): Coleoptera Immatures from Brazil. v1.9. Sistema de Informação sobre a Biodiversidade Brasileira - SiBBr. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.sibbr.gov.br/sibbr/resource?r=coleoptera_immature_of_brazil&v=1.0

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Sistema de Informação sobre a Biodiversidade Brasileira - SiBBr. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8e0e9330-e1b2-475a-9891-4fa8e5c6f57f.  Sistema de Informação sobre a Biodiversidade Brasileira - SiBBr publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Brazil.

Keywords

Neotropics; Larvae; Pupae; South America; Coleoptera; Beetles; Neotropics; Larvae; Pupae; South America; Coleoptera; Beetles

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Vinicius Ferreira

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vinicius Ferreira
Cleide Costa
Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo BR

Who filled in the metadata:

Vinicius Ferreira

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Vinicius Ferreira
Montana State University Bozeman Montana US
Author
Cleide Costa
Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo São Paulo BR

Geographic Coverage

The sampling area of this work is delimited by the current administrative boundaries of the Brazilian territory. Many species are from the Atlantic Forest and “Cerrado” vegetation in Central Brazil, part of the Amazon Forest and the Restinga areas in the South Coast of São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul states.  We found specimens of immatures of Coleoptera described from 15 states and the Federal District and 137 counties. As most of the papers used to compose this dataset did not present the exactly geographical coordinates of the localities, the geo referencing of the localities was made using the geoLoc tool <http://splink.cria.org.br/geoloc>, a tool developed by CRIA to assist biological collections in geo referencing their data. Their database includes approximately 750,000 of Brazilian names localities.  

Bounding Coordinates South West [-34.19, -75.21], North East [5.91, -33.51]

Taxonomic Coverage

According to Bouchard et al. (2011) about 125 families of Coleoptera occurs in Brazil and just a tiny number of immatures are known. This dataset corresponds to more than 9,486 specimens of 248 genera, 282 species and 4 subspecies of 76 families (which included eggs, larvae, pupae, pre-pupae and their exuviae) of immatures of Coleoptera that were described from Brazil. The identifications and classification of the taxa were made by the authors of each publication. We claim no responsibility for any potential misidentification in the data provided in this dataset.

Order  Coleoptera (Beetles)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1914-01-01 / 2017-02-03

Sampling Methods

The time span of the online search is from 1864 to the current year of 2017 (February) and a total of 127 publications were used to compose this dataset. We have also consulted the literature published by Costa and collaborators, which include 27 scientific articles dealing with the specimens of the MZUSP collection in a series entitled “Larvae of Neotropical Coleoptera” and a book on the “Larvas de Coleoptera do Brasil”, in 1988 (Costa et al. 1988). Although numerous immature descriptions in many publications were made based on correlation with adults in field or posterior association most of the specimens of Costa and collaborators were reared in laboratory under controlled conditions, thus ensuring a high level of certainty in the identification of immature beetles.

Study Extent The majority of specimens described in the literature and enrolled in this datapaper (about 8,000) belong to the Collection of the “Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo” (CIC-MZUSP). This collection is maintained in glass flasks of several sizes, with about 51,000 specimens maintained in 70% ethanol (Costa 2010, Barbosa et al. 2013). Most of the adults are stored together with the immature reared in the laboratory, and part of the adults are mounted and kept in separate cabinets associated with the immature collection.

Method step description:

  1. The bibliographic survey was made by means of The Zoological Record Online version which is an electronic index of Zoological literature. The terms used in the online searches were several combinations of the following key words: Coleoptera, Immature, Imaturos, Immatures, Larvae, Larva, Pupa, Pupae, Brazil, Brasil, Beetles, Besouros.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Bouchard P, Bousquet Y, Davies AE, Alonso-Zarazaga MA, Lawrence JF, Lyal CHC, Newton AF, Reid CAM, Schmitt M, Ślipiński SA, Smith ABT (2011) Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta). ZooKeys 88: 1–972. 10.3897/zookeys.88.807
  2. Costa C, Vanin SA and Casari–Chen SA (1988) Larvas de Coleoptera do Brasil. Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, 282 pp + 165 pls. http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.100233
  3. Costa C. (2010) The Immature Coleoptera Collection of The “Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo” Brazil. In: Fikáček M, Skuhrovec J. and Šípek P (Eds.). Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2009, October 1–2, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 50: 324–325.
  4. Barbosa FF, Quintino HY and Ferreira VS (2013) Checklist of the Immature Coleoptera Collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (CIC–MZSP) In: Fikáček M, Skuhrovec J and Šípek P (Eds.). Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2013 October 3–4, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 53(2), 891–910.
  5. Chavan, V. & Penev, L. 2011. The data paper: a mechanism to incentivize data publishin in biodiversity science. BMC Bioinformatics 12(suppl 15). DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-S15-S2

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 8e0e9330-e1b2-475a-9891-4fa8e5c6f57f
https://ipt.sibbr.gov.br/sibbr/resource?r=coleoptera_immature_of_brazil