Kaminski Lab: Systematic Entomology

Phylogenetics, Museomics, Tenebrionidae, Blaptinae, Platynotini, Sepidiini


Monographs and chapters:

2. Iwan, D., Löbl, I., Bouchard P., Bousquet, Y., Kamiński, M., Merkl O, Ando, K., Schawaller, W. 2020. Family TENEBRIONIDAE Latreille, 1802 in Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Volume 5, Tenebrionoidea Revised and Updated Second Edition by Iwan, D., Löbl., I. Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands, 969pp [ISBN: 978-90-04-43498-1] https://brill.com/view/title/59110 

1. Kamiński MJ, Kanda K, Lumen R, Ulmer JM, Wirth CC, Bouchard P, Aalbu R, Mal N, Smith AD. 2019. A catalogue of the tribe Sepidiini Eschscholtz, 1829 (Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae) of the world. Zookeys, 844: 1–121 https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/34241/ 

Scientific papers:

69. Daszkiewicz P, Kamiński MJ, Iwan D. 2024. Steller’s Sea Cow – Benedykt Dybowski’s Little-known Contributions to European Zoological Museography. Quarterly Journal of the History of Science and Technology, 69: 67-76 https://doi.org/10.4467/0023589XKHNT.24.002.19534    

68. Kamiński, M.J., Rork, Drake M.E., Replogle C.R., Lumen R., Wirth C.C., Kanda K., Smith A.D. 2024. Dissonomini Medvedev, 1968: the eighth tribe of the subfamily Blaptinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Annales Zoologici, 74(1): 149-156 https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2024.74.1.009 

67. Lumen R. Kamiński MJ 2024. Redefining generic boundaries in subtribe Eurynotina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): taxonomy of the Schyzoschelus generic group. The European Zoological Journal, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24750263.2023.2300723 

66. Lumen R, Kamiński MJ. 2023. Revision of the darkling beetle genus Eurynotus (Blaptinae: Platynotini) and new records of ovovivipary in Tenebrionidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad146 

65. Kamiński MJ, Lumen R, Smith AD, Iwan D. 2023. Welcome home: phylogenetic placement and taxonomy of an enigmatic subtribe Stenolamina Koch, 1956 (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini). Annales Zoologici, 73: 513–523. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2023.73.3.013  

64. Iwan D, Schawaller W, Kamiński MJ. 2023. Taxonomy of the Archaeoglenes biroi species-group (Tenebrionidae: Phrenapatinae: Archaeoglenini) with a description of the new species from the Moluccas. Annales Zoologici, 73: 529–534. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2023.73.3.015  

63. Swichtenberg KL, Kamiński MJ, Gearner OM, Lumen R, Kanda K, Smith AD. 2023. Preliminary phylogenomic analyses reveal multiple reversions to nocturnal behavior and morphology within the primarily diurnal tribe Adesmiini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 7(4): 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixad013 

62. Lumen R, Kamiński MJ. 2023. Taxonomic revision of the genus Phylacastus Fairmaire (Tenebrionidae, Eurynotina): shortfalls of anatomical nomenclature with notes on aedeagal homology. Zookeys, 1138: 1–27 https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1138.95968    

61. Raś M, Kamiński MJ, Iwan D. 2022. Fossoriality in desert-adapted tenebrionid (Coleoptera) larvae. Scientific Reports, 12, 13233, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-17581-6  

60. Kamiński MJ. 2022. A new species and distributional notes on the genus Toktokkus Kamiński & Gearner, 2021 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini). Zootaxa, 5155: 297–300. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5155.2.8 

59. Kamiński MJ, Gearner OM, Raś M, Hunsinger ET, Smith AL, Mas-Peinado P, Girón JC, Bilska AG, Strümpher WP, Wirth CC, Kanda K, Swichtenberg K, Iwan D, Smith AD. 2022. Female terminalia morphology and cladistic relations among Tok-Tok beetles (Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini). Cladistics, https://doi.org/10.1111/cla.12510 

58. Johnston MA, Smith AD, Kanda K, Kamiński MJ, Naverette P, Sanchez LA, Aalbu RL, Miller KB, Wheeler QD, Franz NM. 2022. Testing the taxonomy of Amphidorini LeConte (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): a molecular phylogeny leveraging museum sequencing. Annales Zoologici, 72: 49–68. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2022.72.1.003  

57. Gearner OM, Lumen R, Kamiński MJ. 2022. New species of Toktokkus from Mozambique (Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini: Molurina). Annales Zoologici, 72: 123–127. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2022.72.1.010  

56. Novák V, Bouchard P, Lumen R, Kamiński MJ. 2022. Supplement to the Catalogue of genus-group names in Alleculinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Annales Zoologici, 72: 135–145. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2022.72.1.012  

55. Kamiński, M.J., Lumen, R., Kanda, K., Smith A.D. 2022. Phylogenetic status of some unique species representing Blapstinina Mulsant & Rey (Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae: Opatrini), and implications for continued study of the subtribe. Zootaxa, 5093 (5): 519–532. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5000.5.2 

54. Kamiński, M.J., Lumen, R., Müller, R., Kanda, K., Robiche, G., Smith A.D. 2021. Illustrated catalog of the subtribe Helopinina Latreille (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 75(3): 537578. https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-75.3.537 

53. Ivie, M.A., Aalbu, R., Barclay, M.V.L., Johnston, M.A., Kamiński, M.J., Kanda, K., Iwan, D. 2021. Placement of the orphan genus Asiopus Sharp, 1891 (Tenebrionidae: Adelini/Platynotini) and the synonymy of Alaetrinus Iwan, 1995. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 75(3): 594598. https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-75.3.594 

52. Kamiński, M. J., Smith, A. D., Kanda, K., Iwan, D., & Kergoat, G. J. 2021. Old origin for an European-African amphitropical disjunction pattern: New insights from a case study on wingless darkling beetles. Journal of Biogeography, 00, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14288 

51. Kamiński, M. J., Bouchard, P., Leo, P., Iwan, D., 2021. On the type species of the genus Dendarus Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Zootaxa, 5048, 575–580. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5048.4.6 

50. Iwan, D., Daszkiewicz, P., Kamiński, M. J. 2021. Rediscovery of the type specimens of Strix aluco volhyniae Dunajewski, 1948. Annales Zoologici, 71: 399–404. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2021.71.2.011 

49. Smith A.D., Kamiński M.J., Kanda K., Sweet, A.D., Betancourt J.L., Holmgren C.A., Hempel E., Alberti F., Hofreiter, M. 2021. Recovery and analysis of ancient beetle DNA from subfossil packrat middens using high-throughput sequencing. Scientific Reports, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-91896-8 

48. Kamiński, M.J., Kanda, K., Smith, A.D. 2021. A new genus of the tribe Asidini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from South Africa, with description of two new species. Annales Zoologici, 71: 195–200. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2021.71.1.009 

47. Gearner, O.M, Kamiński M.J., Kanda K., Swichtenberg K., Smith A.D. 2021. Discovery of New Genera Challenges the Subtribal Classification of Tok-Tok Beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Sepidiini). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 5(2): 4; 1–10 https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixab006 

46. Kamiński, M.J., Gearner, O.M, Kanda, K., Swichtenberg, K., Purchart, L. & Smith, A.D. 2021. First insights into the phylogeny of tok-tokkie beetles (Tenebrionidae: Molurina, Phanerotomeina), and examination of the status of the Psammodes vialis species-group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 191: 883–901 https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa052 

45. Kamiński, M.J., Lumen, R., Kanda, K., Iwan, D., Johnston, M.A., Kergoat, G., Bouchard, P., Bai, X-L., Li, X.-M., Ren, G.-D., Smith A.D. 2021. Reevaluation of Blapimorpha and Opatrinae: addressing a major phylogeny-classification gap in darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae). Systematic Entomology, 46(1): 140-156 https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12453 

44. Kamiński, M.J., Müller, R., Schawaller, W., Gearner, O.M, Smith, A.D. 2021. Ocnodes kruegeri (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), a new species from Namaqualand, southern Africa, with nomenclatural notes on Sepidiini. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, 9: 1–5. https://hdl.handle.net/10520/ejc-nfi_ditsong-v9-n1-a1  

43. Johnston, M.A., Smith, A.D., Matsumoto, K., Kamiński, M.J. 2020. On the taxonomic placement of Penichrus Champion, 1885 and a synopsis of North American Opatrini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptinae). Annales Zoologici, 70: 765-774. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2020.70.4.017 

42. Lumen R, Kanda K, Iwan D, Smith AD, Kamiński MJ. 2020. Molecular insights into the phylogeny of Blapstinina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini). Systematic Entomology, 45: 337-348 https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12398

41. Lumen R, Kamiński MJ, Crowley J, Smith AD. 2019. Revision of the genus Ulus Horn, 1870 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini: Blapstinina). Annales Zoologici, 69: 827-856  https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2019.69.4.014 

40. Kamiński MJ, Kanda K, Smith AD. 2019. Taxonomic revision of the genus Machleida Fåhraeus, 1870 (Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Asidini). ZooKeys, 898: 83-102 https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.898.46465  

39. Kamiński MJ, Lumen R, Kubicz M, Steiner W, Kanda K, Iwan D. 2019. Immature stages of beetles representing the ‘Opatrinoid’ clade (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): an overview of current knowledge of the larval morphology and some resulting taxonomic notes on Blapstinina. Zoomorphology, 138: 349–370. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-019-00443-7 

38. Kamiński MJ & Schawaller W. 2019. The taxonomic identity of some enigmatic darkling beetle genera: Archinamaqua Schawaller, 2012 and Menederopsis Koch, 1954 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Namaqualand, South Africa. Zootaxa, 4543: 291–294 https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4543.2.8 

37. Kamiński MJ, Raś M, Steiner WE, Iwan D. 2018. Immature stages of beetles representing the ‘Opatrinoid’ clade (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): an overview of current knowledge of the pupal morphology. Annales Zoologici, 68: 825–836 https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.4.006 

36. Kamiński MJ & Schoeman CS. 2018. Taxonomic revision of a darkling beetles genus Anaxius (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini: Helopinina). Zootaxa, 4455: 471–485. [IF=0.972; MN=20]

35. Kamiński MJ & Schoeman CS. 2018. Taxonomy of the genus Bantodemus Koch, 1955 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotini): lucidus and lethaeus species groups. Annales Zoologici, 68: 493–500 [IF=0.699; MN=25] https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.3.009 

34. Kamiński MJ, Kanda K, Lumen R, Smith AD, Iwan D. 2018. Molecular phylogeny of Pedinini (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) and its implications for higher-level classification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, [IF=2.711; MN=40] https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zly033 

33. Raś M, Iwan D & Kamiński MJ. 2018. Tracheal system in post-embryonic development of holometabolous insects: a case study using mealworm beetle. Journal of Anatomy, 232: 997-1015. [IF=2.182; MN=40] https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12808 

32. Kamiński MJ & Schawaller W. 2018. Afrotropical Melambiina: the second species of the genus Zoutpansbergia (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Annales Zoologici, 68: 49–55 [IF=0.699; MN=25] https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.1.002 

31. Purchart L & Kamiński MJ 2017. A taxonomic review of the genus Clitobius with description of a new species from Oman (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Prague, 57: 139-163. [IF=0.632; MN=20] http://www.aemnp.eu/PDF/57_s/57_s_139.pdf

30. Kamiński MJ. 2017. Afrotropical Melambiina: revision of the genus Tragardhus Koch, 1956 and redescription of Pseudemmallus Koch, 1956 (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Zootaxa 4347: 71-93. [IF=0.972; MN=20]

29. Kamiński MJ., Iwan D. 2017. Revision of the subtribe Pedinina (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Annales Zoologici 67: 585-607. [IF=0.699; MN=25] https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2017.67.3.006 

28. Kaminski MJ, Kanda K, Raś M, Smith AD. 2017. Pythiopina, an enigmatic subtribe of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini): taxonomic revision, microtomography, ecological niche models and phylogenetic position. Systematic Entomology, 43: 147-165. DOI:10.1111/syen.12255. [IF=4.474; MN=35]

27. Kamiński MJ. 2017. Three new species of trigonopoid Platynotina (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) from the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, South Africa. Zootaxa, 4236: 183-193. [IF=0.972; MN=20]

26. Iwan D, Kamiński MJ. 2016. Toward a natural classification of opatrine darkling beetles: comparative study of female terminalia. Zoomorphology, 135: 453–485. [IF=1.242; MN=30] https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-016-0328-5 

25. Kamiński MJ. 2016. Catalogue and distribution of the subtribe Eurynotina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Annales Zoologici, 66(2): 227–266. [IF=1.136; MN=25] https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2016.66.2.006 

24. Kamiński MJ. 2015. Notes on species diversity patterns in Stizopina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), with description of a new genus from Nama Karoo. Annales Zoologici 65(2): 131–148. [IF=1.161; MN=20] https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2015.65.2.002 

23. Malewski T, Bogdanowicz W, Durska E, Łoś M, Kamiński M., Kowalewska, K. 2015. Expression profiling of heat shock genes in a Scuttle Fly Megaselia scalaris (Diptera, Phoridae). Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 323(10): 704–713. [IF=1.226; MN=30]

22. Kamiński MJ. 2015. Afrotropical Melambiina: four new species of Zadenos (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), with notes on related taxa. Annales Zoologici, 65(4): 531–550. [IF=1.161; MN=20] https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2015.65.4.002 

21. Kamiński MJ. 2015. A taxonomic revision of the Quadrideres simplicipes species-group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), including description of a new species from Tanzania. Zootaxa, 3986(2): 217–226. [IF=0.906; MN=20] 

20. Kamiński MJ. 2015. Phylogenetic reassessment and biogeography of the Ectateus generic group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 175: 73–106. [IF=2.717; MN=40]

19. Iwan D, Kamiński MJ, Raś M. 2015. Amphi-Indian Ocean disjunction in the Trans-Pacific genus Archaeoglenes Brown (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Phrenapatinae): new taxonomic and distributional data. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 14(mo4): 152–166. [IF=0.495; MN=20]

18. Iwan D, Kamiński MJ, Raś M. 2015. The Last Breath: A μCT-based method for investigating the tracheal system in Hexapoda. Arthropod Structure and Development, 44: 218–227. [IF=1.650; MN=35]

17. Kamiński MJ, Byk A, Tykarski P. 2015. Seasonal and diel activity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) attracted to European bison dung in Białowieża Primeval Forest. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 69: 83–90. [IF=0.495; MN=20]

16. Kamiński MJ. 2014. A cladistically based reinterpretation of the taxonomy of two Afrotropical tenebrionid genera Ectateus Koch, 1956 and Selinus Mulsant et Rey, 1853 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Zookeys, 415: 81–132. [IF=0.917; MN=20]

15. Iwan D, Kamiński MJ. 2014. Taxonomy of the genus Schelodontes Koch, 1956 with a key to species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Insect Systematics & Evolution 45: 159–179. [IF=1.114; MN=20]

14. Kamiński MJ & Iwan D. 2013. Taxonomy, distribution and ecological niche models of the Afrotropical Platynotoid Platynotina (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Annales Zoologici 63(4): 653–733. [IF=0.660; MN=15]

13. Kamiński MJ. 2013. A new genus and species of the Afrotropical Platynotina from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 53(2): 703–714. [IF=0.963; MN=25]

12. Kamiński MJ. 2013. Taxonomy and distribution of the Afrotropical genus Anchophthalmops Koch, 1956 with a key to species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Zootaxa, 3709: 501–523. [IF=0.974; MN=20]

11. Raś M & Kamiński MJ. 2013. X-ray microtomography as a tool for taxonomic investigations: prothoracic skeletal structure in some Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera). Annales Zoologici, 63(2): 381–391. [IF=0.660; MN=15]

10. Kamiński MJ & Iwan, D. 2013. Taxonomy of the genus Kochogaster Kamiński et Raś, 2011 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), with description of a second known species. Zootaxa, 3669: 27–36. [IF=0.974; MN=20]

9. Kamiński MJ. 2013. Two new species of the Afrotropical genus Quadrideres Koch, 1956 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), with notes on the interioris species-group. Annales Zoologici, 63(1): 85-94. [IF=0.660; MN=15]

8. Kamiński MJ. 2012. Taxonomy of the Afrotropical genera Angolositus Koch, 1955 and Pseudoselinus Iwan, 2002 with a key to species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Zootaxa, 3500: 49–60. [IF=0.927; MN=20]

7. Iwan D & Kamiński MJ. 2012. Revision of the Malagasy genus Lechius Iwan, 1995 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Zootaxa, 3399: 23–34. [IF=0.927; MN=20]

6. Kamiński MJ & Raś M. 2012. Catalogue, geographic distribution and ecological niche models of the melanocratoid Platynotina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Annales Zoologici, 62(2): 227–243. [IF=0.482; MN=15]

5. Iwan D, Kamiński MJ & Aalbu R. 2012. A new species of the genus Clastopus Fairmaire, 1898 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) from Madagascar. Zootaxa, 3351: 60–68. [IF=0.927; MN=20]

4. Kamiński MJ & Raś M. 2011. New status of the genus Ectateus Koch, 1956 with taxonomic notes on the Ectateus generic group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Annales Zoologici, 61(4):647–655. [IF=0.520; MN=13]

3. Kamiński MJ. 2011. A new species of Atrocrates Koch, 1956 from South Africa (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Annales Zoologici, 61(4):641–645. [IF=0.520; MN=13]

2. Kamiński MJ. 2011. Catalogue of the World Melambiina Mulsant et Rey, 1854 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Pedinini). Annales Zoologici, 61(2): 281–333. [IF=0.520; MN=13]

1. Iwan D, Kamiński M & Aalbu R. 2011. A new genus Microphylacinus and revision of the closely related Phylacinus Fairmaire, 1896 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) from Madagascar. Zootaxa, 2913: 1–15. [IF=0.891; 20]


5. Kamiński, M.J., Smth, A.D., Bouchard, P., Kanda, K., Johnston, M.A., Mas-Peinado, P., Gunter, N.L. 2022. Preface to the proceedings of the International Tenebrionoidea Virtual Symposium VI. Annales Zoologici, 72: 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2022.72.1.001 

4. Daszkiewicz, P, Kamiński, MJ, Iwan, D. 2021. Paweł Czenpiński (1755-1793): precursor of the Linnaean classification system in Poland. Rocznik Muzeum Górnośląskiego w Bytomiu, Przyroda 27, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5761245

3. Purchart L, Kamiński MJ, Smith AD, Bouchard P. 2019. Editorial Fifth International Tenebrionoidea Symposium. Annales Zoologici, 69: i-viii 

2. Prathapan KD ... Kamiński MJ, and 177 other authors. 2018. When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research. Science 360(6396): 1405-1406

1. Ceríaco MP ... Kamiński MJ, and 488 other authors. 2016. Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa, 4196: 435–445. [IF=0.972; MN=20]