The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Publications of the staff


Wichard, W., Espeland, M., Wang, B.: (2018). Caddisflies with unusual hair-fans on the legs in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Insecta, Trichoptera). Palaeodiversity 11 (1): 21-28
Mengual, X., Miranda, G.F.G., and Thompson, F.C. 2018. Unraveling Ocyptamus and the Baccha legacy (Diptera: Syrphidae): redefinition of groups and new species descriptions. Zootaxa 4461(1), 001–044.
Peters, R.S., Niehuis, O., Gunkel, S., Bläser, M., Mayer, C., Podsiadlowski, L., Kozlov, A., Donath, A., van Noort, S., Liu, S., Zhou, X., Misof, B., Heraty, J., Krogmann, L., (2018): Transcriptome sequence-based phylogeny of chalcidoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) reveals a history of rapid radiations, convergence, and evolutionary success. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 120, 286–296.
Gardiner, A. J., Espeland, M. (2018): A new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Western Zambia. Metamorphosis 29: 79-82
Ramage, T., Charlat, S., and Mengual, X. 2018. Flower flies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of French Polynesia, with the description of two new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 448, 1–37.
Milotić, T., Baltzinger, C., Eichberg, C., Eycott, A.E., Heurich, M., Müller, J., ... , Rohwedder, D. ... (2018): Functionally richer communities improve ecosystem functioning: Dung removal and secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles in the Western Palaearctic. Journal of Biogeography
Weber, M., Klimsa, E., Reder, G., Peters, R.S. (2018): Reliability, completeness and improvement of our knowledge on Germany’s parasitoid wasp fauna - a case study in Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Bonn zoological Bulletin 67(2), 101-107
Schmidt-Loske, K. (2018): Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) und ihre Bedeutung für die herpetologische Erforschung Surinams. - Sekretär 18 (2): 3-12.
Toussaint, E. F., Breinholt, J. W., Earl, C., Warren, A. D., Brower, A. V., Yago, M., Dexter, K. M., Espeland, M., et al.: (2018). Anchored phylogenomics illuminates the skipper butterfly tree of life. BMC Evolutionary Biology. Dec;18(1):101.
Mengual, X., Ståhls, G., Láska, P., Mazánek, L., and Rojo, S. 2018. Molecular phylogenetics of the predatory lineage of flower flies Eupeodes-Scaeva (Diptera: Syrphidae), with the description of the Neotropical genus Austroscaeva gen. nov. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56, 148–169.
Schär, S., Eastwood, R., Arnaldi, K., Talavera, G., Kaliszewska, Z., Boyle, J., Espeland, M., Nash, D., Vila, R., Pierce, N. (2018): Ecological specialisation is associated with genetic structure in the ant-associated butterfly family Lycaenidae. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285 (1886): 20181158
Nakahara, S., Zacca, T., Huertas, B., Neild, A. F. E. , Hall, J. P. W., Lamas, G., Hollian, L.A., Espeland, M., Willmott K. R. (2018): Remarkable sexual dimorphism, rarity and cryptic species: a revision of the ‘aegrota species group’ of the Neotropical butterfly genus Caeruleuptychia Forster, 1964 with the description of three new species (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 49 (2): 130-182
Norrbom, A.L. Barr, N.B., Kerr, P., and Mengual, X. 2018. Case 3772 – Anastrepha Schiner, 1868 (Insecta, Diptera, Tephritidae): Proposed precedence over Toxotrypana Gerstaecker, 1860. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 75, 165–169.
Pauli, T. , Castillo‐Cajas, R. F., Rosa, P. , Kukowka, S. , Berg, A. , van den Berghe, E. , Fornoff, F. , Hopfenmüller, S. , Niehuis, M. , Peters, R. S., Staab, M. , Strumia, F. , Tischendorf, S. , Schmitt, T. and Niehuis, O. (2018). Phylogenetic analysis of cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) reveals a partially artificial classification at the genus level and a species‐rich clade of bee parasitoids. Systematic Entomolology. doi:10.1111/syen.12323
Schmidt-Loske, K. (2018): Die Reisebeschreibungen und Tagebücher Hermann Müllers - eine Übersicht. - In: Kaasch, M., Kaasch, J., Himmel, T. K. D. (Hg.): Biologie in der DDR. beiträge zur 24. Jahrestagung der DGGTB in Greifswald 2015. - Verhandlungen zur Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie 20: 251-256.
Wilbrandt J, Misof B, Panfilio KA, and Niehuis O: How suitable are automatically inferred gene models for uncovering taxon-specific gene structural differences in gene repertoires? Genome Biology: subm.
Zacca, T., Casagrande, M. M., Mielke, O. H., Huertas, B., Barbosa, E. P., Freitas, A. V. L., Margaldi, L. M., Espeland M, et al.(2018): Systematics of the butterfly genus Cissia Doubleday, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) using an integrative approach. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 76 (2): 349-376
Alves, R. J. V., Weksler, M., Oliveira, J. A., Buckup, P. A., Pompal Jr., J. P., Santana, H. R. G., Peracchi, A. L., ..., Solé, M., et al. (2018): Brazilian legislation on genetic heritage harms Biodiversity Convention goals and threatens basic biology research and education. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 90(2): 1279-1284; doi: 10.1590/0001-3765201820180460
Astrin, J. J., Baker, S., Barker, K., et al. (contributors) (2018): ISBER Best Practices: Recommendations for Repositories - Guidance for the Collection, Handling, Storage, and Distribution of Biological and Environmental Specimens. - Online resource (103 pages), PDF available from ISBER website:
Astrin, J., Heine, S., Koch, C., Rödder, D., Töpfer, T., Wägele, W. (2018): Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn: Transformation of a Classical Natural History Museum of the Nineteenth Century into a Biodiversity Research Institution. - In: Beck, L. A. (ed.): Zoological Collections of Germany. - Springer (Cham), pp. 153-182.


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