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Peer-Reviewed Publications († equally contributing authors / § co-senior authors)

[X]• Short AEZ, Post D, Toussaint EFA. Biology, distribution, and phylogenetic placement of the California endemic water scavenger beetle Hydrochara rickseckeri (Horn) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, in press.

[X] • Toussaint EFA, Short AEZ. Biogeographic mirages? Molecular evidence for dispersal-driven evolution in Hydrobiusini water scavenger beetles. Systematic Entomology, in press.

[X] • Short AEZ, Cole J, Toussaint EFA. Phylogeny, classification, and evolution of the water scavenger beetle tribe Hydrobiusini inferred from morphology and molecules (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae). Systematic Entomology, in press.

[X] • Toussaint EFA, Bloom D, Short AEZ. Cretaceous West Gondwana vicariance shaped giant water scavenger beetle palaeobiogeography. Journal of Biogeography, in press. PDF.


36 • Toussaint EFA, Tänzler R, Balke M, Riedel A (2017) Transoceanic origin of microendemic and flightless New Caledonian weevils. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 160546. PDF.

35 • Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Hájek J, Michat M, Panjaitan R, Short AEZ, Balke M (2017) Evolution of Pacific Rim diving beetles sheds light on Amphi-Pacific biogeography. Ecography, 40(4): 500–510. PDF.

34 • Hawlitschek O, Toussaint EFA, Gehring P-S, Ratsoavina FM, Cole N, Crottini A, Nopper J, Lam AW, Vences M, Glaw F (2017) Gecko phylogeography in the Western Indian Ocean region: The oldest clade of Ebenavia inunguis lives on the youngest island. Journal of Biogeography, 44(2): 409–420. PDF.

33 • Toussaint EFA, Seidel M, Arriaga-Varela E, Hájek J, Král D, Sekerka, L, Short AEZ, Fikáček M (2017) The peril of dating beetles. Systematic Entomology, 42(1): 1–10. PDF.

32 • Baca SM, Toussaint EFA, Miller KB, Short AEZ (2017) Molecular phylogeny of the aquatic beetle family Noteridae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) with an emphasis on data partitioning strategies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107: 282–292. PDF.

31 • Toussaint EFA, Short AEZ (2016) Molecular phylogenetics of Atlantic shield Platynectes diving beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae): A first glance at the evolution of the genus in the Amazon Basin. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 52(4): 185–191. PDF.

30 • Toussaint EFA, Morinière J, Lam A, Turlin B, Balke M (2016) Bayesian Poisson Tree Processes and the multispecies Coalescent model shed new light on the diversification of Nawab butterflies in the Solomon Islands (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178(2): 241–256. PDF.

29 • Toussaint EFA, Balke M (2016) Historical biogeography of Polyura butterflies in the oriental Palaeotropics: trans-archipelagic routes and South Pacific island hopping. Journal of Biogeography, 43(8): 1560–1572PDF.

28 • Toussaint EFA, Fikáček M, Short AEZ (2016) India-Madagascar vicariance explains cascade beetle biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 118(4): 982-991. PDF.

27 • Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Escalona HE, Porch N, Balke M (2016) Evolutionary history of a secondary terrestrial Australian diving beetle (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) reveals a lineage of high morphological and ecological plasticity. Systematic Entomology, 41(3): 650–657. PDF.

26 • Toussaint EFA, Morinière J, Lam A, Balke M (2016) New insights into the systematics of the genus Polyura Billberg, 1820 (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae) with an emphasis on the P. athamas group. Journal of The Lepidopterists’ Society, 70(2): 145–152. PDF.

25 • Morinière J, Van Dam MH, Hawlitschek O, Bergsten J, Michat MC, Hendrich L, Ribera I, Toussaint EFA§, Balke M§ (2016) Phylogenetic niche conservatism explains an inverse latitudinal diversity gradient in freshwater arthropods. Scientific Reports, 6:26340. PDF.

24 • Toussaint EFA, Balke M, García M, Short AEZ (2016) Molecular systematics of the Neotropical diving beetle genus Rugosus García, 2001 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 70(1): 53–58. PDF.

23 • Toussaint EFA†, Condamine FL† (2016) To what extent do new fossil discoveries change our understanding of clade evolution? A cautionary tale from burying beetles (Coleoptera: Nicrophorus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117(4): 686–704. PDF.

22 • Toussaint EFA, Beutel RG, Morinière J, Jia F, Xu S, Michat M, Zhou X, Bilton DT, Ribera I, Balke M (2016) Molecular phylogeny of the highly disjunct cliff water beetles from South Africa and China (Coleoptera, Aspidytidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 176(3): 537–546. PDF.

21 • Tänzler R, Van Dam MH, Toussaint EFA, Suhardjono YR, Balke M, Riedel A.(2016) Macroevolution of hyperdiverse flightless beetles reflects the complex geological history of the Sunda Arc. Scientific Reports, 6:18793. PDF.

20 • Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Shaverdo HV, Balke M (2015) Mosaic patterns of diversification dynamics following the colonization of Melanesian islands. Scientific Reports, 5: 16016. PDF.

19 • Faille A†, Tänzler R, Toussaint EFA† (2015) On the way to speciation: Shedding light on the karstic phylogeography of the micro–endemic cave beetle Aphaenops cerberus in the Pyrenees. Journal of Heredity, 106(6): 692–699. PDF.

18 • Toussaint EFA, Tänzler R, Rahmadi C, Sagata K, Balke M, Riedel A (2015) Biogeography of Australasian flightless weevils (Curculionidae, Celeuthetini) suggests permeability of Lydekker’s and Wallace’s Lines. Zoologica Scripta, 44(6): 632-644. PDF.

17 • Kergoat GJ, Toussaint EFA, Capdevielle-Dulac C, Clamens A-L, Ong’amo G, Conlong D, Van den Berg J, Cugala, D, Pallangyo B, Mubenga O, Chipabika G, Ndemah R, Sezonlin M, Bani G, Molo R, Catalayud P-A, Kaiser L, Silvain J-F, Le Ru BP (2015) Integrative taxonomy reveals six new species related to the Mediterranean corn stalk borer Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefèbvre) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Sesamiina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 175(2): 244-270PDF.

16 • Condamine FL, Toussaint EFA, Clamens A-L, Genson G, Sperling FAH, Kergoat GJ (2015) Deciphering the evolution of birdwing butterflies 150 years after Alfred Russel Wallace. Scientific Reports, 5: 11860. PDF.

15 • Toussaint EFA, Morinière J, Müller CJ, Kunte K, Turlin B, Hausmann A, Balke M (2015) Comparative molecular species delimitation in the charismatic Nawab butterflies (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 91: 194-209. PDF.

14 • Bilton DT, Toussaint EFA, Turner C, Balke M (2015) Capelatus prykei gen. n., sp. n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae) – a phylogenetically isolated diving beetle from the Western Cape of South Africa. Systematic Entomology, 40(3): 520-531. PDF.

13 • Toussaint EFA, Condamine FL, Hawlitschek O, Watts CHS, Porch N, Hendrich L, Balke M (2015) Unveiling the diversification dynamics of Australasian predaceous diving beetles in the Cenozoic. Systematic Biology, 64(1): 3-24. PDF.

12 • Le Ru BP, Capdevielle-Dulac C, Toussaint EFA, Conlong D, Van den Berg J, Pallangyo B, Ong’amo G, Chipabika G, Molo R, Overholt WA, Cuda JP, Kergoat GJ (2014) Molecular phylogenetics and systematics of Acrapex stem borers (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini). Invertebrate Systematics, 28(5), 451–475. PDF.

11 • Hendrich L, Toussaint EFA, Balke M (2014) A new genus of Hydroporini from south-western Australia (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Spixiana, 37(1): 103-109. PDF.

10 • Toussaint EFA, Hall R, Monaghan M, Sagata K, Ibalim S, Shaverdo HV, Vogler AP, Pons J, Balke M (2014) The towering orogeny of New Guinea as a trigger for arthropod megadiversity. Nature Communications, 5: 4001. PDF.

9 • Tänzler R, Toussaint EFA, Suhardjono YR, Balke M, Riedel A (2014) Multiple transgressions of Wallace’s Line explain diversity of flightless Trigonopterus weevils on Bali. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281(1782): 20132528. PDF.

8 • Balke M, Warikar E, Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L (2013) Papuadessus baueri sp. nov. from Biak Island, Papua (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Spixiana, 36(2): 283-288. PDF.

7 • Balke M, Hendrich L., Toussaint EFA, Zhou X, von Rintelen T, de Bruyn M (2013) Suggestions for a molecular biodiversity assessment of South East Asian freshwater invertebrates. Lessons from the megadiverse beetles (Coleoptera). Journal of Limnology, 72(2): 61-68. PDF.

6 • Balke M, Schmidt S, Hausmann A, Toussaint EFA, Bergsten J, Buffington M, Haeuser C,  Kroupa A, Riedel A, Polaszek A, Ubaidillah R, Krogmann L, Zwick L, Fikacek M, Hajek J, Michat M, Dietrich C, LaSalle J, Mantle B, Ng P (2013) Biodiversity into your hands – A call for a virtual global natural history ‘metacollection’. Frontiers in Zoology, 10: 55. PDF.

5 • Balke M, Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Hajek J (2013) A new species of the Australian genus Necterosoma from Timor (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporini). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 53(1): 65-74. PDF.

4 • Toussaint EFA, Sagata K, Surbakti S, Hendrich L, Balke M (2013) Australasian sky islands act as a diversity pump facilitating peripheral speciation and complex reversal from narrow endemic to widespread ecological supertramp. Ecology and Evolution, 3(4): 1031-1049. PDF.

3 • Condamine FL, Toussaint EFA, Cotton A, Sperling FAH, Genson G, Kergoat GJ (2013) Fine-scale biogeographic and temporal diversification processes of peacock swallowtails (Papilio subgenus Achillides) in the Indo-Australian archipelago. Cladistics,  29(1): 88-111. PDF.

2 • Hawlitschek O, Hendrich L, Espeland M, Toussaint EFA, Genner MJ, Balke M (2012) Pleistocene climate change promoted rapid diversification of aquatic invertebrates in South-East Australia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12: 142. PDF.

1 • Toussaint EFA, Condamine FL, Kergoat GJ, Capdevielle-Dulac C, Barbut J, Silvain J-F, Le Ru BP (2012) Palaeoenvironmental shifts drove the adaptive radiation of a noctuid stemborer tribe (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini) in the Miocene. PLoS ONE, 7(7): e41377. PDF.

 PhD Dissertation

* • Toussaint EFA (2014) Insects as a model to puzzle out mechanisms of lineage diversification in the Indomalayan-Australasian archipelago. PDF.

Technical Publications

1 • Hendrich L, Hawlitschek O, Toussaint EFA, Tänzler R, Balke M (2014) Wiederfund des Schwimmkäfers Graphoderus austriacus (Sturm, 1834) in Bayern sowie weitere aktuelle Vorkommen von Graphoderus bilineatus (De Geer, 1774) im Gebiet des Starnberger Sees (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Noteridae, Hydrophilidae & Hydraenidae). Nachrichtenblatt der bayerischen Entomologen, 63(1/2): 19–28. PDF.