More and more beetles from Tahiti

August 15th, 2013

Jim Liebherr has just published a monographic treatment of the carabid beetles of the genus Mecyclothorax from Tahiti, French Polynesia. Over 100 species make up the fauna of this island of 1045 square km (much smaller than Tompkins Co. NY, home to Cornell University). The paper is available as open-access from ZooKeys: http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/issue/322/

Jim's research was featured on the Australian Broadcasting Companies Pacific broadcast, Monday mroning, 19 August. A news article related to the interview is available at:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-19/an-tahiti-beetles-discovery/4895242

 

The broadcast interview is also available as an audio file:

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/new-beetle-species-found-on-tahitian-volcanoes/1177808