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Peer-Reviewed Publications († equally contributing authors / § co-senior authors)

72 • Toussaint EFA, Braby MF, Müller CJ, Petrie EA, Kawahara AY (2022) Molecular phylogeny, systematics and generic classification of the butterfly subfamily Trapezitinae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea: Hesperiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (in press). PDF.

71 • Baca SM†, Gustafson GT†, Alexander AM, Gough HM, Toussaint EFA (2021) Integrative phylogenomics reveals a Permian origin of Adephaga beetles. Systematic Entomology, 46(4): 968–990. PDF.

70 • Toussaint EFA†, Gauthier J†, Bilat J, Gillett CPDT, Gough HM, Lundkvist H, Muñoz-Ramírez CP, Alvarez N (2021) HyRAD-X exome capture museomics unfolds giant ground beetle evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution, 13(7): evab112. PDF.

69 • Carvalho APS, St Laurent RA, Toussaint EFA, Storer CG, Dexter KM, Aduse-Poku K, Kawahara AY (2021) Sexual conflict is not a driver of speciation in butterflies: An example using mating plug evolution. Systematic Biology, 70(3): 413–420. PDF.

68 • Toussaint EFA†, White LT†, Shaverdo HV, Lam A, Surbakti S, Panjaitan R, Sumoked B, von Rintelen T, Sagata K, Balke M† (2021) New Guinean orogenic dynamics and biota evolution revealed using a custom geospatial analysis pipeline. BMC Ecology and Evolution, 21: 51. PDF.

67 • Short AEZ, Girón JC, Toussaint EFA (2021) Evolution and biogeography of acidocerine water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) shaped by Gondwanan vicariance and Cenozoic isolation of South America. Systematic Entomology, 46(2): 380–395. PDF.

66 • Toussaint EFA, Chiba H, Yago M, Dexter KM, Warren AD, Storer CG, Lohman DJ, Kawahara AY (2021) Afrotropics on the wing: Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of awl and policeman skippers. Systematic Entomology, 46(1): 172–185. PDF.

65 • Toussaint EFA, Ellis EA, Gott RJ, Warren AD, Dexter KM, Storer CG, Lohman DJ, Kawahara AY (2021) Historical biogeography of Heteropterinae skippers via Beringian and post-Tethyan corridors. Zoologica Scripta, 50(1): 100–111. PDF.

64 • Ortiz-Acevedo E, Gomez JP, Espeland M, Toussaint EFA, Willmott KR (2020) The roles of wing color pattern and geography in the evolution of Neotropical Preponini butterflies. Ecology and Evolution,10(23): 12801–12816. PDF.

63 • Letsch H, Balke M, Toussaint EFA, Narakusumo RP, Fiedler K, Riedel A (2020) Transgressing Wallace´s Line brings hyperdiverse weevils down to earth. Ecography, 43: 1–12, PDF.

62 • Gillet CPDT, Toussaint EFA (2020) Macroevolution and shifts in the feeding biology of the New World scarab beetle tribe Phanaeini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 130(4): 661682 PDF.

61 • Toussaint EFA, Müller CJ, Morinière J, Tänzler R, Balke M (2020) Glide over the Indo-Australian geological maze: Repeated transgressions of Lydekker’s and Wallace’s Lines in Archdukes, Barons and Dukes (Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae, Adoliadini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 129(4): 810–821, PDF.

60 • Letsch H, Balke M, Toussaint EFA, Riedel A (2020) Historical biogeography of the hyperdiverse hidden snout weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cryptorhynchinae). Systematic Entomology, 45(2): 312–326. PDF.

59 • Gough HM, Allen JM, Toussaint EFA, Storer CG, Kawahara AY (2020) Transcriptomics resolves the backbone of tiger beetles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 129(3): 740–751. PDF.

58 • Toussaint EFA, Warren AD (2019) A review of red eye pigmentation and diel activity patterns in skippers (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea, Hesperiidae). Journal of Natural History, 53(35-36): 2165–2181. PDF.

57 • Kawahara AY, Plotkin D, Espeland M, Meusemann K, Toussaint EFA, Donath A, Gimnich F, Frandsen PB, Zwick A, dos Reis M, Barber JR, Peters RS, Liu S, Zhou X, Mayer C, Podsiadlowski L, Storer C, Yack JE, Misof B, Breinholt JW (2019) Phylogenomics reveals the evolutionary timing and pattern of butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(45): 22657–22663. PDF.

56 • Toussaint EFA, Short AEZ (2019) Historical biogeography of Holarctic Cymbiodyta water scavenger beetles in the times of Cenozoic land bridge dispersal routes. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 3(5): 8. PDF.

55 • Toussaint EFA, Vila R, Yago M, Chiba H, Warren AD, Aduse-Poku K, Storer C, Dexter KM, Maruyama K, Lohman DJ, Kawahara AY (2019) Out of the Orient: Post-Tethyan transoceanic and trans-Arabian routes fostered the spread of Baorini skippers in the Afrotropics. Systematic Entomology, 44(4): 926–938. PDF.

54 • Toussaint EFA, Dias FMS, Mielke OHH, Casagrande MM, Sañudo-Restrepo CP, Lam A, Morinière J, Balke M, Vila R (2019) Flight over the Proto-Caribbean seaway: Phylogeny and macroevolution of Neotropical Anaeini leafwing butterflies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 137: 86–103. PDF.

53 • Toussaint EFA, Bybee SM, Erickson RJ, Condamine FL (2019) Forest giants on different evolutionary branches: Ecomorphological convergence in helicopter damselflies. Evolution, 73(5): 1045–1054. PDF.

52 • Simões MVP, Baca SM, Toussaint EFA, Windsor DM, Short AEZ (2019) Solving a thorny situation: DNA and morphology illuminate the evolution of the leaf beetle tribe Dorynotini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 185(4): 1123–1136. PDF. 

51 • Gough HM, Duran DP, Kawahara AY, Toussaint EFA (2019) A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae). Systematic Entomology, 44(2): 305–321. PDF.

52 • Toussaint EFA, Turlin B, Balke M (2019) Biogeographical, molecular and morphological evidence unveils cryptic diversity in the Oriental Black Rajah Charaxes solon (Fabricius, 1793) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Charaxinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 126(1): 114–130. PDF.

49 • Kergoat GJ†, Condamine FL†, Toussaint EFA, Capdevielle-Dulac C, Clamens AL, Barbut J, Goldstein PZ§, Le Ru BP§ (2018) Opposite macroevolutionary responses to environmental changes in grasses and insects during the Neogene grassland expansion. Nature Communications, 9: 5089. PDF.

48 • Lam A, Toussaint EFA, Kindler C, Van Dam MH, Panjaitan R, Roderick GK, Balke M (2018) Stream flow alone does not predict population structure of diving beetles across complex tropical landscapes. Molecular Ecology, 27(17): 3541–3554. PDF.

47 • Johns CA, Toussaint EFA, Breinholt JW, Kawahara AY (2018) Origin and macroevolution of micro-moths on sunken Hawaiian islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 285: 20181047PDF.

46 • Kawahara AY, Breinholt JW, Espeland M, Storer CG, Plotkin D, Dexter KM, Toussaint EFA, St Laurent RA, Brehm G, Vargas S, Forero D, Pierce NE, Lohman DJ (2018) Phylogenetics of moth-like butterflies (Papilionoidea: Hedylidae) based on a new 13-locus target capture probe set. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 127: 600–605. PDF.

45 • Toussaint EFA, Short EZ (2018) Transoceanic Stepping–stones between Cretaceous waterfalls? The Enigmatic Biogeography of pantropical Oocyclus cascade beetles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 127: 416–428. PDF.

44 • Kawahara AY, Toussaint EFA (2018) Conservation note on the status of the rare endemic Marquesan snout butterfly, Libythea collenetteiProceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, 50: 25–34. PDF.

43 • Toussaint EFA, Breinholt JW, Earl C, Warren AD, Brower AVZ, Yago M, Dexter KM, Espeland M, Pierce NE, Lohman DJ, Kawahara AY (2018) Anchored phylogenomics illuminates the skipper butterfly tree of life. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18: 101. PDF.

42 • Espeland M, Breinholt JW, Willmott KR, Vila R, Toussaint EFA, Maunsell SC, Aduse-Poku K, Talavera G, Eastwood R, Jarzyna MA, Ries L, Guralnick R, Lohman DJ, Pierce NE, Kawahara AY (2018) A comprehensive and dated phylogenomic analysis of butterflies. Current Biology, 28: 1–9. PDF.

41 • Toussaint EFA, Gillett CPDT (2018) Rekindling Jeannel’s Gondwanan vision? Phylogenetics and evolution of Carabinae with a focus on Calosoma caterpillar hunter beetles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 123(1): 191–207. PDF.

40 • Short AEZ, Post D, Toussaint EFA (2017) Biology, distribution, and phylogenetic placement of the California endemic water scavenger beetle Hydrochara rickseckeri (Horn) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 71(3): 461–467. PDF.

39 • Toussaint EFA, Short AEZ (2017) Biogeographic mirages? Molecular evidence for dispersal-driven evolution in Hydrobiusini water scavenger beetles. Systematic Entomology, 42(4): 692–702. PDF.

38 • Short AEZ, Cole J, Toussaint EFA (2017) Phylogeny, classification, and evolution of the water scavenger beetle tribe Hydrobiusini inferred from morphology and molecules (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae). Systematic Entomology, 42(4): 677–691. PDF.

37 • Toussaint EFA, Bloom D, Short AEZ (2017) Cretaceous West Gondwana vicariance shaped giant water scavenger beetle palaeobiogeography. Journal of Biogeography, 44(9): 1952–1965. PDF.

36 • Toussaint EFA, Tänzler R, Balke M, Riedel A (2017) Transoceanic origin of microendemic and flightless New Caledonian weevils. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 160546. PDF.

35 • Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Hájek J, Michat M, Panjaitan R, Short AEZ, Balke M (2017) Evolution of Pacific Rim diving beetles sheds light on Amphi-Pacific biogeography. Ecography, 40(4): 500–510. PDF.

34 • Hawlitschek O, Toussaint EFA, Gehring P-S, Ratsoavina FM, Cole N, Crottini A, Nopper J, Lam AW, Vences M, Glaw F (2017) Gecko phylogeography in the Western Indian Ocean region: The oldest clade of Ebenavia inunguis lives on the youngest island. Journal of Biogeography, 44(2): 409–420. PDF.

33 • Toussaint EFA, Seidel M, Arriaga-Varela E, Hájek J, Král D, Sekerka, L, Short AEZ, Fikáček M (2017) The peril of dating beetles. Systematic Entomology, 42(1): 1–10.  PDF.

32 • Baca SM, Toussaint EFA, Miller KB, Short AEZ (2017) Molecular phylogeny of the aquatic beetle family Noteridae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) with an emphasis on data partitioning strategies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107: 282–292. PDF.

31 • Toussaint EFA, Short AEZ (2016) Molecular phylogenetics of Atlantic shield Platynectes diving beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae): A first glance at the evolution of the genus in the Amazon Basin. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 52(4): 185–191. PDF.

30 • Toussaint EFA, Morinière J, Lam A, Turlin B, Balke M (2016) Bayesian Poisson Tree Processes and the multispecies Coalescent model shed new light on the diversification of Nawab butterflies in the Solomon Islands (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178(2): 241–256. PDF.

29 • Toussaint EFA, Balke M (2016) Historical biogeography of Polyura butterflies in the oriental Palaeotropics: trans-archipelagic routes and South Pacific island hopping. Journal of Biogeography, 43(8): 1560–1572PDF.

28 • Toussaint EFA, Fikáček M, Short AEZ (2016) India-Madagascar vicariance explains cascade beetle biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 118(4): 982-991. PDF.

27 • Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Escalona HE, Porch N, Balke M (2016) Evolutionary history of a secondary terrestrial Australian diving beetle (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) reveals a lineage of high morphological and ecological plasticity. Systematic Entomology, 41(3): 650–657. PDF.

26 • Toussaint EFA, Morinière J, Lam A, Balke M (2016) New insights into the systematics of the genus Polyura Billberg, 1820 (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae) with an emphasis on the P. athamas group. Journal of The Lepidopterists’ Society, 70(2): 145–152. PDF.

25 • Morinière J, Van Dam MH, Hawlitschek O, Bergsten J, Michat MC, Hendrich L, Ribera I, Toussaint EFA§, Balke M§ (2016) Phylogenetic niche conservatism explains an inverse latitudinal diversity gradient in freshwater arthropods. Scientific Reports, 6:26340. PDF.

24 • Toussaint EFA, Balke M, García M, Short AEZ (2016) Molecular systematics of the Neotropical diving beetle genus Rugosus García, 2001 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 70(1): 53–58. PDF.

23 • Toussaint EFA†, Condamine FL† (2016) To what extent do new fossil discoveries change our understanding of clade evolution? A cautionary tale from burying beetles (Coleoptera: Nicrophorus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117(4): 686–704. PDF.

22 • Toussaint EFA, Beutel RG, Morinière J, Jia F, Xu S, Michat M, Zhou X, Bilton DT, Ribera I, Balke M (2016) Molecular phylogeny of the highly disjunct cliff water beetles from South Africa and China (Coleoptera, Aspidytidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 176(3): 537–546. PDF.

21 • Tänzler R, Van Dam MH, Toussaint EFA, Suhardjono YR, Balke M, Riedel A.(2016) Macroevolution of hyperdiverse flightless beetles reflects the complex geological history of the Sunda Arc. Scientific Reports, 6:18793. PDF.

20 • Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Shaverdo HV, Balke M (2015) Mosaic patterns of diversification dynamics following the colonization of Melanesian islands. Scientific Reports, 5: 16016. PDF.

19 • Faille A†, Tänzler R, Toussaint EFA† (2015) On the way to speciation: Shedding light on the karstic phylogeography of the micro–endemic cave beetle Aphaenops cerberus in the Pyrenees. Journal of Heredity, 106(6): 692–699. PDF.

18 • Toussaint EFA, Tänzler R, Rahmadi C, Sagata K, Balke M, Riedel A (2015) Biogeography of Australasian flightless weevils (Curculionidae, Celeuthetini) suggests permeability of Lydekker’s and Wallace’s Lines. Zoologica Scripta, 44(6): 632-644. PDF.

17 • Kergoat GJ, Toussaint EFA, Capdevielle-Dulac C, Clamens A-L, Ong’amo G, Conlong D, Van den Berg J, Cugala, D, Pallangyo B, Mubenga O, Chipabika G, Ndemah R, Sezonlin M, Bani G, Molo R, Catalayud P-A, Kaiser L, Silvain J-F, Le Ru BP (2015) Integrative taxonomy reveals six new species related to the Mediterranean corn stalk borer Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefèbvre) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Sesamiina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 175(2): 244-270PDF.

16 • Condamine FL, Toussaint EFA, Clamens A-L, Genson G, Sperling FAH, Kergoat GJ (2015) Deciphering the evolution of birdwing butterflies 150 years after Alfred Russel Wallace. Scientific Reports, 5: 11860. PDF.

15 • Toussaint EFA, Morinière J, Müller CJ, Kunte K, Turlin B, Hausmann A, Balke M (2015) Comparative molecular species delimitation in the charismatic Nawab butterflies (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 91: 194-209. PDF.

14 • Bilton DT, Toussaint EFA, Turner C, Balke M (2015) Capelatus prykei gen. n., sp. n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae) – a phylogenetically isolated diving beetle from the Western Cape of South Africa. Systematic Entomology, 40(3): 520-531. PDF.

13 • Toussaint EFA, Condamine FL, Hawlitschek O, Watts CHS, Porch N, Hendrich L, Balke M (2015) Unveiling the diversification dynamics of Australasian predaceous diving beetles in the Cenozoic. Systematic Biology, 64(1): 3-24. PDF.

12 • Le Ru BP, Capdevielle-Dulac C, Toussaint EFA, Conlong D, Van den Berg J, Pallangyo B, Ong’amo G, Chipabika G, Molo R, Overholt WA, Cuda JP, Kergoat GJ (2014) Molecular phylogenetics and systematics of Acrapex stem borers (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini). Invertebrate Systematics, 28(5), 451–475. PDF.

11 • Hendrich L, Toussaint EFA, Balke M (2014) A new genus of Hydroporini from south-western Australia (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Spixiana, 37(1): 103-109. PDF.

10 • Toussaint EFA, Hall R, Monaghan M, Sagata K, Ibalim S, Shaverdo HV, Vogler AP, Pons J, Balke M (2014) The towering orogeny of New Guinea as a trigger for arthropod megadiversity. Nature Communications, 5: 4001. PDF.

9 • Tänzler R, Toussaint EFA, Suhardjono YR, Balke M, Riedel A (2014) Multiple transgressions of Wallace’s Line explain diversity of flightless Trigonopterus weevils on Bali. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281(1782): 20132528. PDF.

8 • Balke M, Warikar E, Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L (2013) Papuadessus baueri sp. nov. from Biak Island, Papua (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae). Spixiana, 36(2): 283-288. PDF.

7 • Balke M, Hendrich L., Toussaint EFA, Zhou X, von Rintelen T, de Bruyn M (2013) Suggestions for a molecular biodiversity assessment of South East Asian freshwater invertebrates. Lessons from the megadiverse beetles (Coleoptera). Journal of Limnology, 72(2): 61-68. PDF.

6 • Balke M, Schmidt S, Hausmann A, Toussaint EFA, Bergsten J, Buffington M, Haeuser C,  Kroupa A, Riedel A, Polaszek A, Ubaidillah R, Krogmann L, Zwick L, Fikacek M, Hajek J, Michat M, Dietrich C, LaSalle J, Mantle B, Ng P (2013) Biodiversity into your hands – A call for a virtual global natural history ‘metacollection’. Frontiers in Zoology, 10: 55. PDF.

5 • Balke M, Toussaint EFA, Hendrich L, Hajek J (2013) A new species of the Australian genus Necterosoma from Timor (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporini). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 53(1): 65-74. PDF.

4 • Toussaint EFA, Sagata K, Surbakti S, Hendrich L, Balke M (2013) Australasian sky islands act as a diversity pump facilitating peripheral speciation and complex reversal from narrow endemic to widespread ecological supertramp. Ecology and Evolution, 3(4): 1031-1049. PDF.

3 • Condamine FL, Toussaint EFA, Cotton A, Sperling FAH, Genson G, Kergoat GJ (2013) Fine-scale biogeographic and temporal diversification processes of peacock swallowtails (Papilio subgenus Achillides) in the Indo-Australian archipelago. Cladistics,  29(1): 88-111. PDF.

2 • Hawlitschek O, Hendrich L, Espeland M, Toussaint EFA, Genner MJ, Balke M (2012) Pleistocene climate change promoted rapid diversification of aquatic invertebrates in South-East Australia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12: 142. PDF.

1 • Toussaint EFA, Condamine FL, Kergoat GJ, Capdevielle-Dulac C, Barbut J, Silvain J-F, Le Ru BP (2012) Palaeoenvironmental shifts drove the adaptive radiation of a noctuid stemborer tribe (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini) in the Miocene. PLoS ONE, 7(7): e41377. PDF.

 PhD Dissertation

* • Toussaint EFA (2014) Insects as a model to puzzle out mechanisms of lineage diversification in the Indomalayan-Australasian archipelago. PDF.

Technical Publications

1 • Hendrich L, Hawlitschek O, Toussaint EFA, Tänzler R, Balke M (2014) Wiederfund des Schwimmkäfers Graphoderus austriacus (Sturm, 1834) in Bayern sowie weitere aktuelle Vorkommen von Graphoderus bilineatus (De Geer, 1774) im Gebiet des Starnberger Sees (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Noteridae, Hydrophilidae & Hydraenidae). Nachrichtenblatt der bayerischen Entomologen, 63(1/2): 19–28. PDF.