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dc.contributor.authorFalin, Zachary H.
dc.contributor.authorEngel, Michael S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-08T15:00:20Z
dc.date.available2014-08-08T15:00:20Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-08
dc.identifier.citationFalin ZH, Engel MS (2014) Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of Rhipidocyrtus muiri Falin & Engel, new genus and species (Ripidiinae, Ripidiini), from jungle beast to valid taxon. ZooKeys 424: 101–116. doi:10.3897/zookeys.424.7853
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/14900
dc.description.abstractThe long and tortuous history of an enigmatic and rare new genus and species of ripidiine wedge beetle (Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae: Ripidiini) from Borneo is discussed and the taxon described and figured as Rhipidocyrtus muiri Falin & Engel, gen. n. and sp. n. The holotype male, and only known specimen, was collected 107 years ago in Borneo but subsequent to this it was transferred among early researchers in the early 1900s. The specimen was dissected and many portions slide mounted, but these were disassociated from the pinned body for more than a generation. A happenstance encounter led to the rediscovery and reassociation of the body and slide-mounted abdomen and other sclerites in 2011, and to its eventual description herein. Ripidiine diversity is briefly discussed and comparisons made between Rhipidocyrtus and other members of the subfamily.
dc.publisherPensoft Publishers
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://zoobank.org/04459A94-84A6-42D4-A44F-ED5C3B69A0BC
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dc.titleSerendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of Rhipidocyrtus muiri Falin & Engel, new genus and species (Ripidiinae, Ripidiini), from jungle beast to valid taxon
dc.typeArticle
kusw.kuauthorFalin, Zachary H.
kusw.kuauthorEngel, Michael S.
kusw.kudepartmentEcology and Evolutionary Biology
kusw.oastatusPaper Submitted.
dc.identifier.doi10.3897/zookeys.424.7853
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher version
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