Publications

Please contact me for copies of any of my publications: baca@ku.edu

16. Baca, S.M., Gustafson, G.T., DeRaad, D.A., Alexander, A., Hime, P., Short., A.E.Z. A shallow-scale phylogenomics approach reveals parallel patterns of diversification among sympatric populations of cryptic Neotropical aquatic beetles (Coleoptera: Noteridae). In review: Systematic Entomology. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.09.28.559972

15. Baca, S.M., Gustafson, G.T., Alexander, A.M, Gough, H.M., Toussaint, E.F.A. (2021). Integrative phylogenomics reveals a Permian origin of Adephaga beetles. Systematic Entomology, 46(4), 968–990. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12506


14. Baca, S.M. & Short, A.E.Z. (2021) Review of the New World Notomicrus Sharp (Coleoptera: Noteridae) I: Circumscription of species groups and review of the josiahi group with description of a new species from Brazil. Zookeys, 1025, 177–201. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1025.60442


13. Gustafson, G.T., Miller, K.B., Michat, M.C., Alarie, Y., Baca, S.M., Balke, M., & Short, A.E. (2021). The enduring value of reciprocal illumination in the era of insect phylogenomics: a response to Cai et al. (2020). Systematic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.10.016


12. Baca, S. M. & Short, A.E.Z. (2020). Molecular Phylogeny of the Notomicrine Water Beetles (Coleoptera: Noteridae) Reveals Signatures of Gondwanan Vicariance and Ecological Plasticity. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 4(6), 4. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa015


11. Urcola, J. I., Benetti, C.J., Baca, S.M., & Michat, M.C. (2020). Suphisellus grossoi sp. n., a new burrowing water beetle from South America, and notes on S. flavolineatus (Régimbart, 1889) and S. grammicus (Sharp, 1882) (Coleoptera: Noteridae). Zootaxa, 4786(1). https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4786.1.9 


10. Gustafson, G.T., Baca, S. M., Alexander, A. M., & Short, A.E.Z. (2020). Phylogenomic analysis of the beetle suborder Adephaga with comparison of tailored and generalized ultraconserved element probe performance. Systematic Entomology, 45 (3), 552–570.  https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12413


9. Simões, M.V.P., Baca, S.M., Toussaint E.F.A., Windsor, M.D., Short, A.E.Z. (2019) Solving a thorny situation: DNA and morphology illuminate the evolution of the leaf beetle tribe Dorynotini (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society, 185:1123–1136. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zly079


8. Baca, S.M. & Short, A.E.Z. (2018). Notomicrus petrireptans sp. n., a new seep-dwelling species of Noteridae from South America (Coleoptera: Adephaga). Zootaxa, 4388 (2): 182–190. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4388.2.2


7. Arce-Pérez, R. & Baca, S. M. 2017. A new species of Suphisellus Crotch (Coleoptera: Noteridae) from Mexico. Zootaxa. 4323 (2): 277–285. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4323.2.11


6. Baca, S.M., Alexander A., Gustafson, G.T., Short, A.E.Z. 2017. Ultraconserved elements show utility in phylogenetic inference of Adephaga (Coleoptera) and suggest paraphyly of Hydradephaga. Systematic Entomology 42, 786–795. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12244


5. Baca, S.M., Toussaint, E.F.A., Miller, K.B., Short, A.E.Z. 2017. Molecular phylogeny of the aquatic beetle family Noteridae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) with an emphasis on partitioning strategies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107: 282–292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.10.016


4. Simões, M, Breitkreuz, L., Alvarado, M., Baca, S. Cooper, J.C., Heins, K., Herzog, K. & Lieberman, B.S. 2016. The Evolving Theory of Evolutionary Radiations. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(1): 27–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.10.007


3. Baca, S.M. & Toledo, M. 2015. Canthysellus, a new genus of Burrowing Water Beetle (Coleoptera: Noteridae) from South America with the description of two new species. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 69(3): 477–488. http://dx.doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-69.3.477


2. Gustafson, G.T., Maier, C.A., Baca, S.M., & Faris, T.K.  2014. Rediscovery of Two Uncommonly Collected Aquatic Beetles in Kansas, With Notes on Habitat Preferences of Lutrocus laticeps Casey, 1893 (Coleoptera: Lutrochidae) and Dineutus productus Roberts, 1895 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 68(4): 714–718. 


1. Baca, S.M., G. T. Gustafson, M. Toledo, & K. B. Miller. 2014. Revision of the Neotropical Burrowing Water Beetle genus Liocanthydrus Guignot (Coleoptera: Noteridae: Noterinae: Noterini) with the description of two new species. Zootaxa, 3793(2): 231–246. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3793.2.3