General Biogeographic Patterns

The Cochise Filter Barrier – the interdigitation of the Chihuahuan and Sonoran Desert regions in southeastern Arizona and Chihuahua

Liebherr, J.K. 1983. Genetic basis for polymorphism in the ground beetle, Agonum decorum (Say) (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 76: 349-358.

Liebherr, J.K. 1986. Cladistic analysis of North American Platynini and revision of the Agonum extensicolle group (Coleoptera: Carabidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 106: 198 pp.

Caribbean Biogeographic Patterns

Liebherr, J.K. 1985. Univariate analysis of multivariate data to investigate circular overlap in the Agonum decorum complex (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 78: 790-798.

Liebherr, J.K. 1986. Barylaus, new genus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) endemic to the West Indies with Old World affinities. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94: 83-97.

Liebherr, J.K. 1988. General patterns of West Indian insects and graphical biogeographic analysis of some circum-Caribbean Platynusbeetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Systematic Zoology 37: 385-409.

Liebherr, J.K. & W.B. Godwin. 2004. Giant Platynus beetle from Panama (Coleoptera: Carabidae) overturns circum-Caribbean vicariance hypothesis. Caribbean Journal of Science 40: 41-51.

Mexican Biogeographic Patterns

Liebherr, J.K. 1991. General area cladogram for montane Mexico based on distributions in the platynine genera Elliptoleus and Calathus (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93: 390-406.

Liebherr, J.K. 1992. Phylogeny and revision of the Platynus degallieri species group (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Platynini). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 214: 115 pp.

Liebherr, J.K. 1994. Identification of New World Agonum, review of the Mexican fauna, and description of Incagonum, new genus, from South America (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Platynini). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102: 1-55.

Liebherr, J.K. 1994. Biogeographic patterns of montane Carabidae (Coleoptera) in Mexico and Central America. Canadian Entomologist 126: 841-860.

Marshall, C.J. & J.K. Liebherr. 2000. Cladistic biogeography of the Mexican transition zone. Journal of Biogeography 27: 203-216.

Laurasian Biogeographic Patterns; e.g. ((ENA + EUR) (ASIA + WNA))

Liebherr, J.K. 1991. Phylogeny and revision of the Anchomenus clade: the genera Tetraleucus, AnchomenusSericoda, andElliptoleus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Platynini). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 202: 167 pp.

Liebherr, J.K. 1994. Recognition of the west Asian Anchomenus punctibasis and A. kurnakovi (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Platynini) and Miocene evolution of the Mediterranean and Paratethys Seas. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102: 127-141.

Liebherr, J.K. & J. Schmidt. 2004. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Laurasian genus Agonum Bonelli (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Platynini). Deutsche Entomological Zeitschrift 51151-206.

Austral Disjunct Biogeographic Pattern; e.g. NZ (NC (OZ + (SA + CA)))

Liebherr, J.K., J.W.M. Marris, R.M. Emberson, P. Syrett & S. Roig-Junent. 2011. A newly discovered relict from the Buller Terrane, northwestern South Island, New Zealand, corroborates a general pattern of Gondwanan endemism. Systematic Entomology 35(3):395-414 (DOI=10.1111_j.1365-3113.2011.00569; 3 supplementary appendices).

Liebherr, J.K. 2011. Cladistic assessment of subtribal affinities within the tribe Moriomorphini with description of Rossjoycea glacialis, gen. n. and sp. n. from the South Island, and revision of Meonochilus Liebherr & Marris from the North Island, New Zealand (Coleoptera, Carabidae). ZooKeys 147: 277-335 (

Liebherr, J.K. 2016. Cyphocoleus Chaudoir (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Odacanthini): taxonomic revision, phylogenetic relationships, and the Cenozoic history of New Caledonia. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 63(2): 211–270 (

Australian Plate Biogeography (OZ + NG)

Liebherr, J.K. 2017. Review of Mecyclothorax Sharp (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Moriomorphini) from Papua New Guinea with descriptions of five new species. Coleopterists Bulletin 71: 679–403 (

Liebherr, J.K. 2017. Revision of Dobodura Darlington (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Odacanthini): diversification on accreted terranes of northern New Guinea. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 160: 1–23 (

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