FLORES Gustavo Ernesto
congresos y reuniones científicas
Catalogue of Brazilian Tenebrionidae
SPIESSBERGER, E.L., G.E. FLORES, S. ALOQUIO Y C. LOPES-ANDRADE
Simposio; IV International Tenebrionoidea Symposium; 2015
The most recent catalogue dealing with Brazilian faunaof Tenebrionidae is Blackwelder?s from 1945 but is not an exclusive list forthe country. It includes the fauna of Brazil and remaining South and CentralAmerican countries. In the present work based in an extensive bibliographicalresearch which refers to the late seventy years, an updated catalogue ofBrazilian Tenebrionidae is presented. New discovered species and the mosttaxonomic adjustments, which occurred on this family over these seven decadesare added. The catalogue includes 1311 species cited for Brazil arranged in 166 genera, 34tribes and eight subfamilies, according to the most recent classification ofthe family. The present study is part of a major project, the CTFB (CatálogoTaxonômico da Fauna do Brasil), which will be distributed as an onlinetaxonomic reference on Brazilian species that is firmly anchored to rules ofnomenclature and whose main objective is to serve as a bridge between thetaxonomic decisions made by specialists and the actions of the Braziliangovernment that involve biodiversity management and the environment.