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In this paper, we describe a new species using multiple data types. This species is closely related to another salt-loving beetle, but we demonstrate that is is different based on unique body structures, genetics and geographical isolation. Little is known about the biology or distribution of this enigmatic species and it has only been collected from two sites in the state of Coahuila, Mexico. We discuss the historical geography that may have led to isolation and speciation from it's closest relative.

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Discovering new species, and understanding the mechanisms that lead to speciation, helps us better understand patterns of biodiversity around the world.

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This page is a summary of: Description of a new halophilic tiger beetle in the genus Eunota (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae, Cicindelini) identified using morphology, phylogenetics and biogeography, PLoS ONE, October 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0257108.
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