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PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES

•  To produce an identification guide to all species of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) found in the study area and create a specimen-level electronic database of all specimens examined.

•  To authoritatively identify scarab specimens from southern South America in collections and build comprehensive reference collections at in-country institutions.

•  To investigate the phylogenetics of southern hemispheric scarab beetles using molecular and morphological characters, to analyze the biogeography of southern South American and southern hemispheric scarabs, and to examine endemicity of scarab taxa.
 
   
   

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