University of Nebraska State Museum
Working with: Malcolm Kerley, Curator of Scarabaeoidea, and Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager; Andrew Smith
Arrived at the Museum: 15th August 2011
Leaving date: 31st August 2011
Matt identified over 2,300 species of Lucanidae from the Museums' accession material. There was particular improvement in the Ochodaeidae, where all historical generic placements were corrected and in some cases, await publication.
This was all achieved on a collections enhancement grant.
Lamprima adolphinae Gestro, 1875
Matt is interested in the phylogeny, ecology, and taxonomy of New World scarab beetles, and higher-level classification of Lucanidae. as well as the phylogeny, ecology, and behavior of the Euphoriina (Cetoniinae) and Aphodiini (Aphodiinae) and systematics of Glaresidae and Ochodaeidae.
He is also working on the Pycnosiphorus of South America:
And, Scarabs of Nebraska:
Here is an excellent website giving detailed information about the Scarab workers of the world:
Matt Paulsen, Xia Wan (Working on Lucanidae from China)
Paulsen M.J., 2011. A new species of Parochodaeus Nikolajev from the southwestern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae). Insecta Mundi Volume: 0184 Pages: 1-4
Paulsen M.J., 2011. A second species of Lucanobium Howden and Lawrence from South America (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae). Insecta Mundi Volume: 0171 Pages: 1-3
Paulsen M.J.; Smith Andrew B.T., 2010. Revision of the genus Chiasognathus Stephens of southern South America with the description of a new species (Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Lucaninae, Chiasognathini).
ZooKeys Volume: 43 Pages: 33-63