Rafał Ruta


Scirtidae: Taxonomy and Phylogenetics



My research are focused on taxonomy of Scirtidae (Coleoptera: Scirtoidea). 

My current projects include:
- revision of Afrotropical Scirtidae, with special emphasis on South African fauna;
- studies of Austral Scirtidae; especially faunas of New Caledonia (with Hiroyuki Yoshitomi), New Zealand (with Agata Kiałka), and Chile (with Jaime Solervicens); 
revision of selected groups of Neotropical and Oriental Scirtidae;
- preparing world catalogue of Scirtidae (with Bernhard Klausnitzer and Hiroyuki Yoshitomi).