Checklist of Beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second Edition.

Latest version published by Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre on Feb 1, 2017 Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

All 8238 species-group taxa of Coleoptera known to occur in Canada and Alaska are recorded by province/territory or state, along with their author(s) and year of publication, in a classification framework. Only presence of taxa in each Canadian province or territory and Alaska is noted. Labrador is considered a distinct geographical entity. Adventive and Holarctic species-group taxa are indicated. References to pertinent identification keys are given under the corresponding supraspecific taxa.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 12,491 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Yves Bousquet, Patrice Bouchard, Anthony E. Davies, and Derek S. Sikes. 2013. Data associated with CHECKLIST OF BEETLES (COLEOPTERA) OF CANADA AND ALASKA. SECOND EDITION. DATA PAPER. ZooKeys.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7a9bccd4-32fc-420e-a73b-352b92267571.  Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.


Checklist; Inventory; regional; Coleoptera; Canada; Alaska

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Who created the resource:

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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Who else was associated with the resource:

Anthony Davies
Technician (Coleoptera Unit)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 960 Carling Avenue K1A 0C6 Ottawa Ontario CA 613-759-1810
Derek Sikes
Curator of Insects / Associate Professor of Entomology
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks Alaska US 907-474-5469
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa CA

Geographic Coverage

This checklist includes records from all provinces and territories of Canada as well as Alaska.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.14, -169.43], North East [83.32, -51.7]

Taxonomic Coverage

All extant described species in the order Coleoptera known to occur in Canada and Alaska are included.

Order  Coleoptera (Beetles)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1758-01-01 / 2013-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Dr.
Funding A-base funding (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

The personnel involved in the project:

Patrice Bouchard

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Bousquet, Y., Bouchard, P., Davies, A.E. and Sikes, D.S. in press. Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition. Pensoft, Sofia. 402pp.
  2. Bousquet Y, Bouchard P, Davies AE, Sikes DS (2013) Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition. ZooKeys 360: 1–44. doi: doi:10.3897/zookeys.360.4742

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Alternative Identifiers 7a9bccd4-32fc-420e-a73b-352b92267571