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Sistemática filogenética

Morfometría geométrica

Conservación biológica



Scarab beetles



Phylogenetic Systematics

Geometric Morphometrics

Biological Conservation​


Ayala-Berdón, J., Martínez-Gómez, M., Ramírez-Ponce, A., Beamonte-Barrientos, R., Vásquez, J., Rodríguez-Peña, O. N. 2023. Weather, ultrasonic, cranial and body traits predict insect diet hardness in a Central Mexican bat community. Mammal Research, 68:273–282. PDF

García-Guerrero, M., Martínez-Salazar, N., Ramírez-Ponce, A., Santos-Romero, R. 2023. Geometric morphometric analysis of the variations in cephalothorax shape of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium tenellum, Smith (Decapoda Palaemonidae) from two different coastal basins in Oaxaca, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 51(4): 471-482. DOI: 10.3856/vol51-issue4-fulltext-3017. PDF

Madrigal, K., Zaragoza-Caballero, S., Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2023. Comparative morphology of the genera with perpendicular parameres in Anomalini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) allows revalidation of the endemic Mexican genus Lamoana Casey, 1915 stat. rev. European Journal of Taxonomy 910: 175–199. PDF

Moctezuma, V., Ramírez-Ponce, A., Curoe, D. 2023. A new Mexican species of Bolbelasmus Boucomont, 1911 (Coleoptera: Bolboceratidae), with an updated key for related species and a revised status of Eucanthus Westwood, 1848. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 59(3): 168–176. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A., Zaragoza-Caballero, S., Curoe, D. 2023. A new species of Dilophochila Bates, 1888 with comments on natural history and distribution of the genus (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, v.63: e202363030. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A., Zaragoza-Caballero, S., Seidel, M. 2023. Geometric morphometry enables species hypotheses testing and the assignment of historical type specimens in the genus Callirhinus Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Anomalini). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2023, XX, 1–26. PDF


Rodríguez-Mirón, G., Montaño-Arias, G., Ramírez-Ponce, A., López-Pérez, S. 2023. Potential Distribution of Vesperoctenus flohri Bates (Coleoptera: Vesperidae), an Endemic Species in Mexico, and Intraspecific Variation in Male Genitalia. The Coleopterists Bulletin 77(3): 331–340. 2023. PDF


Vega-Vadillo, V., Ramírez-Ponce, A., Zaragoza-Caballero, S. 2023. Halffterus, a new genus (Coleoptera: Phengodidae, Mastinocerinae) from Peru. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 1-8. PDF


Barria, M., Clavijo-Bustos, J., Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2022. A new species of Phyllophaga (s. str.) schizorhina species group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Rhizotrogini) from Panama. Faunitaxys, 10(58), 2022 : 1–5. PDF

Cerón-Gómez, R., Márquez, J., Ramírez-Ponce, A. Carabidae fauna (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico: Checklist species, first records and geographic distribution data. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie), 38: 1–38. PDF

Cordero-Martínez, G., Mercado-Silva. N., García de Jesús, S., Ramírez-Ponce, A., y Kejía-Mojica. H. 2022. Diversidad específica y taxonómica de la ictiofauna del Río Amacuzac, Morelos, México. Revista de Biología tropical, 70: 290-306. PDF

Cruz-López, A.A., Osorio-Alcalá, L., Gálvez-Marroquín, L., Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2022. A new species of the genus Cyclocephala Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie), 38: 1–7. PDF


Flores, O., Botero, J. P., and Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2022. New species and new records of Disteniidae (Coleoptera: Chrysomeloidea) from Mexico with a checklist of Mexican species. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. DOI: 10.1080/01650521.2021.2021013. PDF

Luna-Luna, M., Martins, C., López-Pérez, A., Ramírez-Ponce, A., and Contreras-Ramos, A. 2022. Aquatic beetle diversity from Volcán Tacaná, Mexico: altitudinal distribution pattern and biogeographical affinity of the fauna. Zookeys, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.@@.68665 (Factor de impacto 1.546). PDF

Márquez, J., Reyes-Hernández, J., Céron-Gómez, R., Escoto-Moreno, J., Ramírez-Ponce, A. Scarabaeoidea beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) from Aguascalientes, Mexico. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie), 38: 1–51. PDF

Zaragoza-Caballero, S., Zurita-García, L., Ramírez-Ponce. A. 2022. The on-off pattern in the evolution of the presence of bioluminescence in a derived lineage from fireflies of Mexico (Coleoptera, Lampyridae). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 302: 266-283. PDF


Ramírez-Ponce, A., and Galindo, O. 2021. A new species of Heterosternus Dupont (Coleoptera: Rutelini) from Mexico. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. PDF



Ramírez-Ponce, A., Delgado, L., Soto, Y. 2020. A new species of Epectinaspis Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Guatemala and rediscovery of Balanogonia constricta Paucar-Cabrera. 515-522. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. PDF


Ramírez-Ponce, A., Nogueira, G. and Cunningham, R. 2020. Redefinition of the genus Parabyrsopolis Ohaus and description of a new species from western Mexico (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelini). Zootaxa, 4803 (3): 515–522. PDF


García-Morales, L., Ramírez-Ponce, A., Curoe, D., and García-Jiménez, J. 2019. A new species of Neoscelis Schoch from Mexico (Coleoptera: Cetoniinae: Goliathini) with new distributional records for the genus. Zootaxa 4695(2): 122-130. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A., Calderón-Patrón, J. M., Guzmán-Vásquez, E., and Moreno, C. E. 2019. Biotic heterogeneity among the beetle communities of an anthropized landscape in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of Insect Conservation. PDF


Ibarra, A., Curoe, D., y Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2018. Descripción de una nueva especie de Hyalophora Duncan, 1841 de México (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Attacini). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 89(1): 1068-1073. PDF

Mora-Aguilar, E.F., Curoe, D., Delgado, L., & Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2018. A new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), with nomenclatural changes, new records, and a key to the Quiche species group. Zootaxa, 4461(2): 196-204. PDF

Mora-Aguilar, E., Ramírez-Ponce, A., and Escobar, F. 2018. First country record of the genus Platyrutela Bates (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) for Mexico. The Coleopterist Bulletin, 72(2): 368–370. PDF


Ramírez-Ponce, A., & Curoe, D. 2017. Description of a new Plusiotis jewel scarab species from Oaxaca, Mexico (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 88: 820-823. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A., G. Garfias-Lozano, and A. Contreras-Ramos. 2017. The Nature of Allometry in an Exaggerated Trait: The Postocular Flange in Platyneuromus Weele (Insecta: Megaloptera). PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172388. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172388. PDF


Morón, M.A., A. Ramírez-Ponce, C. Ramírez-Salinas and H. Carrillo-Ruíz. 2015. Description of immature stages of Hoplia mexicana Harold and H. squamifera Burmeister (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae, Hopliinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 60(1): 1-7. PDF


Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2015. Moroniella, un nuevo género americano de Anomalini (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae). Dugesiana. 22(2): 261-266. PDF


Ramírez-Ponce, A., A. Bitar & D. Curoe. 2014. Two new species of Paranomala Casey (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini) with remarkable modifications on pronotum. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 85: 1054-1060. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A., & D. Curoe. 2014. Description of two new species in the genera Epectinaspis Blanchard and Strigoderma Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). Zootaxa 3827(1): 087-094. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2014. Giesbertiolus curoei, a new species of flower chafer from Panama with transitional characters (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Cetoniinae: Trichiini). Zootaxa 3795 (5): 557-563. PDF


Morón, M. A. & A. Ramírez-Ponce. 2012d. Mesoamerican genera of Anomalini (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae): a brief review. Trends in Entomology 8(12): 97-114. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce A. & M. A. Morón. 2012c. Revision of Bucaphallanus, a new subgenus of Paranomala (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae, Rutelinae, Anomalini), with description of six new species from Mexico. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105(6):781-803. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A. & M. A. Morón. 2012b. A new species of Callistethus from Mexico (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae, Rutelinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 56(2): 142-146. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A. & M. A. Morón. 2012a. Revision of the genus Pachystethus Blanchard with description of three new species from Mexico (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae; Rutelinae; Anomalini). Zootaxa 3394: 1-24. PDF


Ramírez-Ponce, A. 2010. Paranomala zaragozai, una nueva especie de Nayarit, México (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). Dugesiana    17(2): 181-185. PDF


Ramírez-Ponce, A. y M. A. Morón. 2009. Relaciones filogenéticas del género Anomala Samouelle (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 80: 357- 394. PDF

Ramírez-Ponce, A. & M. A. Morón. 2009. Fauna de Coleópteros Lamelicornios de Santiago Xiacui, Sierra Norte, Oaxaca, México. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.). 25(2): 323-343. PDF

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