Scientific Publications

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Published scientific papers:
(Diacritics omitted in the list below, see the PDFs for correct spelling of Czech names and titles.)
  • Toussaint E. A. F., Seidel M., Arriaga-Varela E., Hájek J., Král D., Sekerka L., Short A. E. Z. & Fikáček M. (2016) The peril of dating beetles. Systematic Entomology DOI: 10.1111/syen.12198. Link to the paper.
  • Bhubaneshwari Devi M., Sandhyarani Devi O., Fikacek M., Minoshima Y. & Wanghengbam L. (2016) Redescription and lectotype designation of Chasmogenus abnormalis (Sharp) with notes on its distribution. Zootaxa 4144(2): 296-300. Link to the paper.
  • Lin R., Jia F. & Fikacek M. (2016) A review of Elocomosta Hansen with a description of a new species with reduced eyes from China (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). ZooKeys 607: 80-92. Link to the paper.
  • Seidel M., Arriaga-Varela E. & Fikacek M. (2016) Establishment of Cylominae Zaitzev, 1908 as a valid name for the subfamily Rygmodinae Orchymont, 1916 with an updated list of genera (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 159-165. Download PDF.
  • Angus R. B., Jia F.-L., Chen Z., Zhang Y., Vondráček D. & Fikacek M. (2016) Taxonomy, larval morphology and cytogenetics of Lihelophorus, the Tibetan endemic subgenus of Helophorus (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 109-148. Download PDF.
  • Deler-Hernández A. & Fikacek M. (2016) Larval morphology and chaetotaxy of three Caribbean Berosus Leach, 1817 with revised adult diagnosis of Berosus undatus (Fabricius, 1792) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Aquatic Insects 37(2): 99-113. Link to the paper.
  • Minoshima Y., Fikacek M. & Ohara M. (2016) Distribution of a conspicuous terrestrial hydrophilid beetle Cercyon lineolatus (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). Elytra (Tokyo), New Series 6(1): 165-169. Download PDF.
  • Deler-Hernández A. & Fikacek M. (2016) Redescriptions and lectotype designations of Central American species of Phaenonotum Sharp (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) based on the type material from the David Sharp collection. ZooKeys 579: 83-98. Link to the paper.

  • Toussaint E.F.A., Fikacek M. & Short A. E. Z. (2016) India-Madagascar vicariance explains cascade beetle biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118(4): 982-991. Link to the paper.
  • Fikacek M. & Kropacek D. (2015) A new species of Sphaeridium from northeastern India and Myanmar (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55: 673-680. Download PDF
  • Minoshima Y. N., Fikacek M., Gunter N. & Leschen R. A. B. (2015): Larval morphology and biology of the New Zealand-Chilean genera Cylomissus Broun and Anticura Spangler (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Rygmodinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4): 687-712. Link to the paper
  • Fikacek M., Angus R.B., Gentili E., Jia F.-L., Minoshima Y.N., Prokin A., Przewozny M. & Ryndevich S.K. (2015) Helophoridae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Epimetopidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae. Pp. 1, 25-76 In: Löbl I. & Löbl D. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, volume 2. Revised and updated version. Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea. Brill, Leiden-Boston, 1702 pp.
  • Jia F.-L., Lin R.-C., Li B.-J. & Fikacek M. (2015) A review of omicrine genera Omicrogiton, Mircogioton and Peratogonus of China (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). ZooKeys 511: 96-116. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M. & Watts C. H. S. (2015): Notes on Australian Anacaenini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae): description of male Phelea breviceps Hansen and unravelling the identity of Crenitis neogallica Gentili. Zootaxa 427-434. Link to the paper
  • Gentili E. & Fikacek M. (2015) A new CW Mediterranean species of Laccobius (Dimorpholaccobius): L. (D.) fresnedai sp. n.(Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Giornale Italiano di Entomologia 14(60): 99-106. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M., Maruyama M., Komatsu T., von Beeren C., Vondracek D. & Short A. E. Z. (2015): Protosternini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) corroborated as monophyletic and its larva described for the first time: a review of the myrmecophilous genus Sphaerocetum. Invertebrate Systematics 29(1) 23-36. Link to the paper
  • Fikacek M., Jia F.-L. & Ryndevich S. K. (2015): A new aberrant species of Nipponocercyon from mountains of southeastern China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3904(4): 572-580. See the abstract
  • Fikacek M., Minoshima Y. & Newton A. F. (2014): A review of Andotypus and Austrotypus gen. nov., rygmodine genera with austral disjunct distribution (Hydrophilidae: Rygmodinae). Annales Zoologici 64(4): 557-596. Link to the paper
  • Jia F.-L., Aston P. & Fikacek M. (2014): Review of the Chinese species of the genus Coelostoma Brullé, 1835 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3887(3): 354-376. See the abstract.
  • Lokkos A., Boukal M. & Fikacek M. (2014): The hydrophilid beetle Pachysternum capense (Mulsant, 1844) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) became a world-wide adventive species: a summary of distribution with new records from Europe, Australia and South America. North-West Journal of Zoology 10(2): 333-336. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M. & Vondracek D. (2014): A review of Pseudorygmodus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with notes on the classification of the Anacaenini and on distribution of genera endemic to southern South America. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 497-514. Download PDF
  • Albertoni F. F. & Fikacek M. (2014): A new bromeliad-inhabiting species of Omicrus Sharp from South Brazil. Spixiana 37(1): 111-122. Download PDF.
  • Bloom D. D., Fikacek M. & Short A. E. Z. (2014): Clade age and diversification rate variation explain disparity in species richness among water scavenger beetle (Hydrophilidae) lineages. PLOS One 9(6): e98430, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098430. Link to the paper - Download PDF
  • Deler-Hernandez A., Cala-Riquelme F. & Fikacek M. (2014): A review of the genus Oosternum Sharp of the West Indies (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 61: 43-63. Download PDF
  • Machackova L. & Fikacek M. (2014): Catalogue of the type specimens desposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Polyneopteran orders. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54: 399-450. Download PDF
  • Clarkson B., Albertoni F. & Fikacek M. (2014): Taxonomy and biology of the bromeliad-inhabiting genus Lachnodacnum (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54: 157-194. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M., Prokin A., Yan E. Yue Y., Wang B., Ren D. & Beattie R. (2014): Modern hydrophilid clades present and widespread in the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Hydrophilidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 710-734. Link to the paper
  • Jia F.-L., Fikáček M. & Song K.-Q. (2013): Hemisphaera orientalis new species, the first species of Hemisphaera from the Oriental Region (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Chaetarthriini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 86: 301-306. Link to the paper.
  • Deler-Hernandez A., Cala-Riquelme F. & Fikacek M. (2013): Description of a new species of Phaenonotum from eastern Cuba (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53: 615-622. Download PDF.
  • Ryndevich S. K. & Fikacek M. (2013): Faunistic and zoogeographic notes on hydrophiloid beetles from the Palaearctic region. Vestnik BarDU, Seriya Biologicheskiye Nauki Selskokhozyaistvennye Nauki 1: 32-37. Download PDF
  • Balke M., Schmidt S., Hausmann A., Toussaint E. F. A., Bergsten J., Buffington M., Häuser C. L., Kroupa A., Hagedorn G., Riedel A., Polaszek A., Ubaidillah R., Krogmann L., Zwick A., Fikacek M., Hajek J., Michat M. C., Dietrich C., La Salle J., Mantle B., Ng P. K. L. & Hobern D. (2013): Biodiversity into your hands - A call for a virtual global natural history ‘metacollection’. Frontiers in Zoology 10: 55 (http://www.frontiersinzoology.com/content/10/1/55). Link to the paper.
  • Fikacek M., Maruyama M., Vondracek D. & Short A. E. Z. (2013): Chimaerocyon gen. nov., a morphologically aberrant myrmecophilous genus of water scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3716: 277-288. Abstract (PDF)
  • Short A. E. Z. & Fikacek M.(2013): Molecular Phylogeny, Evolution, and Classification of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 38: 723-752. Link to the paper
  • Fikacek M., Minoshima Y., Vondracek D., Gunter N., Leschen R.A.B. (2013): Morphology of adults and larvae and integrative taxonomy of Gondwanan genera Tormus and Afrotormus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53: 75-126. Download PDF.
  • Fikacek M. & Schmied H. (2013): Insect fauna of the Late Miocene locality of Öhningen (Germany) less diverse than reported: an example of the hydrophilid beetles (Coleoptera). Journal of Paleontology 87(3): 427–443. Abstract (PDF)
  • Jia F.-L., Gentili E. & Fikacek M. (2013): The genus Laccobius in China: new species and new records (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Zootaxa 3635: 402-418. Abstract (PDF)
  • Deler-Hernandez A., Fikacek M. & Cala-Riquelme F. (2013): A review of the genus Berosus Leach of Cuba. Zookeys 273: 73–106. Download PDF.
  • Fikacek M. & Rocchi S. (2013): Cercyon hungaricus, a new junior subjective synonym of C. bononiensis (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Zootaxa 3616: 95-98. Abstract (PDF).
  • Fikacek M., Delgado J. A. & Gentili E. (2012): The Hydrophiloid beetles of the Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Georissidae, Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52 (supplementum 2): 107-130. Download PDF
  • Boukal D. S., Fikacek M., Hajek J., Konvicka O., Krivan V., Sejkora R., Skalicky S., Straka M., Sychra J. & Travnicek D. (2012): New and interesting records of water beetles from the Czech Republic (Coleoptera: Sphaeriusidae, Dytiscidae, Helophoridae, Hydrophilidae, Georissidae, Hydraenidae, Scirtidae, Elmidae, Dryopidae, Limnichidae, Heteroceridae). Klapalekiana 48: 1-21. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M., Ryndevich S. K. & Jia F.-L. (2012): An aberrant species of Nipponocercyon from Sichuan, China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). ZooKeys 214: 13-27. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M., Prokin A. A., Angus R. B., Ponomarenko A. G., Yue Y., Ren D. & Prokop J.(2012): Phylogeny and the fossil record of the Helophoridae reveal Jurassic origin of modern hydrophiloid lineages (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Systematic Entomology 37: 420-447. Abstract (PDF)
  • Fikacek M., Prokin A. A., Angus R. B., Ponomarenko A. G., Yue Y., Ren D. & Prokop J. (2012): Revision of Mesozoic fossils of the helophorid lineage of the superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52: 89–127. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M., Leschen R. A. B, Newton A.F. & Gunter N. (2012): Horelophus walkeri rediscovered: adult morphology and notes on biology (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52: 129–146.Download PDF
  • Fikacek M. (2012): A new species of leaf-litter inhabiting Georissus from Borneo (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Georissidae). Zootaxa 3316: 63–68. Abstract (PDF).
  • Fikacek M., Jia F.-L. & Prokin A. (2012): Review of the Asian species of the genus Pachysternum (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3219: 1-53. Abstract (PDF)
  • Litovkin S.V. & Fikacek M.(2011): New records of Georissus costatus Laporte de Castelnau, 1840 (Coleoptera: Georissidae) from Russia. Russian Entomological Journal 20(4): 383-385.Download PDF
  • Fikacek M. & Engel M. S. (2011): An aquatic water scavenger beetle in Early Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Annales Zoologici 61(4): 621-628.Download PDF
  • Fikacek M. & Jia F.-L. (2011): On the identity of Anchorosternum sinense (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Megasternini). Zootaxa 3121: 66-68. Download PDF
  • Fikacek M., Barclay, M. & Perkins P. (2011): Two new species of the Epimetopus mendeli species group and notes on its adult and larval morphology (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Epimetopidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51: 477-504. Download PDF
  • Jia F.-L., Fikacek M. & Ryndevich S. (2011): Taxonomic notes on Chinese Cercyon species: a new species, new synonyms and new faunistic records (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3090: 41-56. Abstract (PDF)
  • Fikacek M., Prokin A. & Angus R. B.(2011): A long-living species of the hydrophiloid beetles: Helophorus sibiricus from the early Miocene deposits of Kartashevo (Siberia, Russia). Zookeys 130: 239-254. Download PDF (5.3 MB)
  • Hajek J., Yoshitomi H., Fikacek M., Hayashi M. & Jia F.-L. (2011): Two new species of Satonius Endrödy-Younga from China and notes on the wing polymorphism of Japanese S. kurosawai (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae). Zootaxa 3016: 51-62. Abstract (PDF)
  • Short A. E. Z. & Fikacek M. (2011): World catalogue of the Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera): additions and corrections II (2006-2010). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 83-122. Download PDF (300 kB)
  • Fikacek M., Hajek J. & Schmied H. (2011): On the identity of the fossil aquatic beetles from the Tertiary localities in the southern part of the Upper Rhine Graben (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Dytiscidae). Zookeys 78: 15-25.Download PDF (2 MB) See html version on ZookeysSee the respective Wiki species page
  • Fikacek M., Prokop J. & Nel A. (2010): Fossil water scavenger beetles of the subtribe Hydrobiusina (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from the Upper Oligocene locality of Aix-en-Provence. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50: 445-458. Download PDF (370 kB)Data matrix (TNT format)
  • Fikacek M. & Short A. E. Z. (2010): Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the genus Cetiocyon and its discovery in the Neotropical region (Insecta: Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 68(3): 309-329. Download PDF (900 kb)Data matrix 1 (discrete characters only, Nexus format) – Data matrix 2 (all characters, TNT format)
  • Fikacek M. (2010): Sphaerocetum gen. n., a new genus of the Protosternini from Peninsular Malaysia (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 2601: 28–36. Abstract (PDF)
  • Fikacek M. (2010): HYDROPHILIDAE: Sphaeridiinae (Coleoptera). In: Jäch M. A. & Balke M. (eds.): Water Beetles of New Caledonia, volume 1. Monographs of Coleoptera 3: 323-364. Download PDF (1.6 MB)
  • Fikacek M. (2010): HYDROPHILIDAE: The genus Kanala Balfour-Browne (Coleoptera). In: Jäch M. A. & Balke M. (eds.): Water Beetles of New Caledonia, volume 1. Monographs of Coleoptera 3: 365-394. Download PDF (2.0 MB)

  • Fikacek M. (2010): HYDROPHILIDAE: The genus Chaetarthria Stephens – description of a new species from New Caledonia and notes on C. nigerrima (Blackburn) from Australia (Coleoptera). In: Jäch M. A. & Balke M. (eds.): Water Beetles of New Caledonia, volume 1. Monographs of Coleoptera 3: 263-269. Download PDF (583 kB)

  • Fikacek M., Schmied H. & Prokop J. (2010): Fossil hydrophilid beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) of the Late Oligocene Rott Formation (Germany). Acta Geologica Sinica 84 (4): 732-750 Abstract (PDF)

  • Fikacek M. & Short, A. E. Z. (2010): A revision of the Neotropical genus Sacosternum Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 2538:1-37. Abstract (PDF)Data matrix (TNT format)

  • Prokin A., Ren D. & Fikacek M. (2010): New Mesozoic water scavenger beetles from the Yixian Formation in China (Coleoptera, Hydrophiloidea). Annales Zoologici 60(29: 173-179. Download PDF (2.4 MB)

  • Fikacek M. & Falamarzi Sh. (2010): Georissus persicus sp. nov. from Iran, with notes on the West-Palaearctic species of the G. laesicollis group (Coleoptera: Georissidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50: 107-116. Download PDF (357 kB)

  • Hoshina H. & Fikacek M. (2010): Morphological study and taxonomic revision of the genus Nipponocercyon Sato (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50: 117-130. Download PDF (449 kB)

  • Hajek J. & Fikacek M. (2010): Taxonomic revision of the Hydroporus bodemeyeri species complex (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) with a geometric morphometric analysis of body shape within the group. Journal of Natural History 44 (27-28): 1631-1657. Abstract (PDF).

  • Fikacek M., Wedmann S. & Schmied H. (2010): Diversification of the greater hydrophilines clade of giant water scavenger beetles dated back to the Middle Eocene (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilina). Invertebrate Systematics 24: 9-22. Abstract (PDF)

  • Fikacek M., Gentili E. & Short A. E. Z. (2010): Order Coleoptera, family Hydrophilidae. In: van Harten, A. (ed.): Arthropod fauna of the UAE, volume 3. Download PDF (1.0 MB)

  • Fikacek M. (2009): The occurrence of introduced species of the genus Cercyon (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) in the Neotropical region. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 68 (3-4): 351-357. Download PDF(390 kB)

  • Fikacek M., Boukal M., Lokkos A., Kraus Z. & Krivan V. (2009): First records of Cercyon hungaricus Endrody-Younga, 1967 from Slovakia, notes on its distribution and biology, and fixation of its type specimens (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae Biologicae (Brno) 94: 73-80. Download PDF (350 kB)

  • Gentili E. & Fikacek M. (2009): Taxonomic notes on Laccobius, subgenus Glyptolaccobius, with new records and description of four new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 607-623. Download PDF (420 kB)

  • Fikacek M. & Sipkova H. (2009): New Asian Hydroscapha, with comments on male-female association of co-occuring species (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Hydroscaphidae). Zootaxa 2286: 31-48. Abstract (PDF)

  • Fikacek M. (2009): Taxonomic revision of New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp. III. A new species of O. aequinoctiale species group from Costa Rica (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae: Megasternini). Koleopterologische Rundschau 79: 179-187. Download PDF (3.6 MB)

  • Fikacek M. & Hebauer F. (2009): Taxonomic revision of New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) II. The O. convexum species group. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 103-117. Download PDF (960 kB)

  • Fikacek M. & Travnicek D. (2009): Georissidae of the United Arab Emirates. Pp.145-148. In: van Harten, A. (ed.): Arthropod fauna of the UAE, volume 2. Download PDF (200 kB)

  • Fikacek M. (2009): Order Coleoptera. Family Helophoridae. Pp. 142-144. In: van Harten, A. (ed.): Arthropod fauna of the UAE, volume 2. Download PDF (160 kB)

  • Fikacek M., Hebauer F. & Hansen M. (2009): Taxonomic revision of New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) I. Definition of species groups and revision of O. aequinoctiale species group. Zootaxa 2054: 1-37. Abstract (PDF)

  • Hajek J. & Fikacek M. (2008): A review of the genus Satonius (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae): taxonomic revision, larval morphology, notes on wing polymorphism, and phylogenetic implications. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48: 655-676. Download PDF (540 kB)

  • Fikacek M., Archangelsky M. & Torres P. M. (2008): Primary chaetotaxy of the larval head capsule and head appendages of the Hydrophilidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) based on larvae of the genus Hydrobius Leach. Zootaxa 1874: 16-34. Abstract (PDF)

  • Fikacek M. (2008): A new species of the genus Cyrtonion (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Megasternini) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48: 27-35. Download PDF (200 kB)

  • Bily S., Fikacek M. & Sipek P. (2008): First record of myrmecophily in buprestid beetles: immature stages of Habroloma myrmecophila sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) associated with Oecophylla ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Systematic & Evolution 39: 121-131. Abstract (PDF)   Ant interactions video (3.3 MB)

  • Boukal D. S., Boukal M., Fikacek M., Hajek J., Klecka J., Skalicky S., Stastny J. & Trávnicek D. (2008): Katalog vodních brouků České republiky. Catalogue of water beetles of the Czech Republic (Coleoptera: Sphaeriusidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae, Helophoridae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae, Scirtidae, Elmidae, Dryopidae, Limnichidae, Heteroceridae, Psephenidae). Klapalekiana 43 (2007)(Supplementum): 1-289. Download PDF (1.8 MB)  Corrections to the Catalogue (112 kB)

  • Anlas S. , Fikacek M. & Tezcan S. (2008): Notes on the seasonal dynamics of the coprophagous Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera) in western Turkey, with first record of Megasternum concinnum for Turkish fauna. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 40(1): 409-417. Download PDF (1.6 MB)

  • Fikacek M., Hajek J. & Prokop J. (2008): New records of the water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydrophilidae) from the central European Oligocene-Miocene deposits, with a confirmation of the generic attribution of Hydrobiomorpha enspelense Wedmann 2000. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.) 44(2): 187-199. Download PDF (1.1 MB)

  • Prokop J. & Fikacek M. (2007): Early Oligocene insect fauna from Seifhennersdorf (Saxony, Germany). Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, series B - Historia Naturalis 63 (2-4): 205-213 Download PDF (bw version only, 1.6 MB)

  • Fikacek M. (2007): Emmidolium excavatum Orchymont (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) confirmed in Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 47: 117-122. Download PDF (250 kB)

  • Fikacek M. & Angus R. B. (2006): Helophorus (Thaumhelophorus) inexpectatus ANGUS, 1995 – description of male genitalia and notes on morphological variability and bionomy (Coleoptera: Helophoridae). Koleopterologische Rundschau 76: 277-282. Download PDF (460 kB)

  • Fikacek M. & Short, A. E. Z. (2006): A revision of the Neotropical genus Motonerus Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 1268: 1-38. Abstract (PDF)

  • Fikacek M. (2006): Primary chaetotaxy of the larval head of the hydrophiloid beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea). Unpubl. MSc. Thesis, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Science, Charles University in Prague, 221 pp.

  • Fikacek M. (2006): Contributions to the taxonomy of the genera Pachysternum and Cyrtonion (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). Biologia 61(2): 149-157. Abstract (PDF)

  • Fikacek M. (2006): Taxonomic status of Cercyon alpinus, C. exorabilis, C. strandi and C. tatricus and notes on their biology (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 107 B (2005): 145-164. Download PDF (1.5 MB)

  • Fikacek M. & Boukal D. S. (2005): Review of LÖBL I. & SMETANA A. (eds.) 2004: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 2. Hydrophiloidea – Histeroidea – Staphylinoidea. Klapalekiana 41:88-90. Download PDF (129 kB)

  • Travnicek D., Fikacek M. & Boukal M. (2005): Hydrophiloidea (vodomilove). Pp. 422-424. In: Farkac J., Kral D. & Skorpik M. (eds.): Cervený seznam ohrozenych druhu Ceské republiky [Red list of threatened species in the Czech Republic]. Agentura ochrany prirody a krajiny Ceske republiky, Praha. Download PDF (446 kB)

  • Travnicek D., Hajek J. & Fikacek M. (2005): Vodní brouci rybníku v CHKO Zdarske vrchy [Water Beetles of the Ponds in the Zdarske vrchy PLA](Coleoptera: Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Helophoridae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae).Acta rerum naturalium 1:117-125. Download PDF (551 kB)

  • Fikacek M. & Hebauer, F. (2005): A new aberrant species of the genus Pacrillum from Nepal (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae: Megasternini). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 45: 59-64. Download PDF (890 kB)

  • Fikacek M. (2005): Taxonomic revision of the Cercyon (Arcocercyon) dieganus species group (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Bulletin de l´Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Entomologie 75: 79-102. Download PDF (1.4 MB)

  • Archangelsky M. & Fikacek M. (2004): Description of the egg case and larva of Anacaena and a revision of the knowledge of Anacaenini larvae and their relationships (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae). European Journal of Entomology 101(4): 629-636. Download PDF (219 kB)

  • Fikacek M. & Boukal M. (2004): Pachysternum capense, a new genus and species for Europe, and updated key to genera and subgenera of European Sphaeridiinae (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Klapalekiana 40:1-12. Download PDF (700 kB)

  • Boukal D.S., Fikacek M., Hajek J., Stastny J. & Travnicek D. (2003): Water Beetles of the Novohradské hory Mts. Pp. 163-174. In: Papacek M. (Ed.): Biodiverzita a prirodni podminky Novohradských hor II. Jihoceská Univerzita a Entomologický ustav AV CR, Ceske Budejovice. 221 pp. Download PDF (820 kB)

  • Fikacek M. (2003): Commented Review of Immature Stages of World Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera: Staphyniformia). Unpubl. Bsc. Thesis. Department of Zoology, Charles University, Praha. 127 pp. (in English)

  • Boukal D. S., Boukal M., Fikacek M., Stastny J. & Travnicek D. (2002): Predbezny seznam vodnich brouku Novohradskych hor (Coleoptera: Haliplidae, Gyrinidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Hydraenidae, Helophoridae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae, Scirtidae, Elmidae). Pp. 237-240 In: Papacek M. (Ed.): Biodiverzita a prírodni podminky Novohradskych hor. Jihoceská Univerzita a Entomologicky ustav AV CR, Ceske Budejovice. 285 pp. Download PDF (216 kB)

Submitted, accepted, in press:

  • Toussaint E. F. A., Seidel M., Arriaga-Varela E., Hajek J., Kral D., Sekerka L., Short A. E Z. & Fikacek M. (in press). The peril of dating beetles. Systematic Entomology.
  • Fikacek M., Gustafson G. T. & Short A. E. Z. (submitted): On wet rocks with snorkels: immature stages of Tritonus cascade beetles with unusual modifications of spiracles (Hydrophilidae: Laccobiini). Annales Zoologici
  • Jia F.-L., Lin R.-C., Chan E., Skale A. & Fikacek M. (submitted): Two new species of Coelostoma brullé, 1835 from China and additional faunistic records of the genus from Oriental Region (Coleoptera, Sphaeridiinae, Coelostomatini). Zootaxa.
  • Fikacek M. (submitted): Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae. In: Lawrence  J. & Slipinski A. (eds.): Australian Beetles, Vol. 2, CSIRO Publishing.
  • Fikacek M. & Minoshima Y. (submitted): Larval morphology of Laccobius, subgenus Yateberosus Sato and notes on parallel evolution of Berosus-like larval morphology in the Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera). Water Beetles of New Caledonia. Volume 2.

Papers in preparation:

  • Fikacek M., Maruyama M.& (in prep.): Review of the termitophilous genus Oreomicrus with description of new species.

  • Fikacek M., & Short, A. E. Z. (in prep.): Additions to the revision of the genus Motonerus Hansen: two new species, new distributional data, phylogenetic analysis and a description of its supposed larva (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae: Megasternini).

  • Fikacek M. & Tishechkin A. (in prep.): A review of the hydrophilid beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) associated with ants and termites.

  • Travnicek D. & Fikacek M. (in prep.): Revision of the Australian Georissus.

  • Fikacek M. (in prep.): Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical Cercyon: I. The large-sized species of the subgenus Cercyon s.str. (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae: Megasternini).

  • Fikacek M. (in prep.): Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical Cercyon: II. The subgenus Paracycreon. (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae:Megasternini).

Online publications

Abstracts of organized conferences

  • Fikacek M., Skuhrovec J. & Sipek P. (eds.): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2007, October 4-5, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 47: 287-306. Download PDF (750 kB)

  • Fikacek M., Skuhrovec J. & Sipek P. (eds): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2009, October 1-2, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50: 321-340. Download PDF (162 kB)

  • Fikacek M., Skuhrovec J. & Sipek P. (eds): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2011, September 29-30, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51: 731-756. Download PDF.

  • Fikacek M., Skuhrovec J. & Sipek P. (eds): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2013, October 3-4, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53: 891-910. Download PDF.
  • Fikacek M., Skuhrovec J. & Sipek P. (eds): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2013, October 3-4, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53: 891-910. Download PDF.
  • Fikacek M., Skuhrovec J. & Sipek P. (eds): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2015 October 1−2, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55: 859-880. Download PDF

Posters:

  • Fikacek M., Archangelsky M. & Torres, P. M. (2006): Primary chaetotaxy of larval head of the Hydrophiloid beetles. VIIIth European Congress of Entomology, Izmir, Turkey, September 17-22, 2006

  • Fikacek M., Hajek J. & Prokop J. (2007): New records of the water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydrophilidae) from the central European Oligocene-Miocene fauna. FossilX3 Congress, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Spain, May 4-9 2007.

  • Fikacek M., Short A. E. Z., Wedmann S. & Prokop J. (2008): Phylogenetic analysis of recent giant water scavenger beetles allows the character-based study of the fossil record of the group. XXIII. International Congress of Entomology, Durban, Republic of South Africa, July 6-12, 2008. Abstract (PDF, 13 kB)

  • Fikacek M., Prokin A., Angus R. B., Ponomarenko A., Yue Y., Ren D. & Prokop J. (2011): Living fossils among aquatic beetles: fossil record and phylogeny of the Helophoridae (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea). 5th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, September 23-25, 2011.

Oral presentations

  • Fikacek M. (2006): Head chaetotaxy of the hydrophiloid beetles: highly adaptive or phylogenetically informative? Immature Beetles Meeting, Praha, Czech Republic, November 3, 2006

  • Sipek M., Fikacek M. & Bily S. (2006): First record of myrmecophyly in buprestid beetles: a field observation. VIIIth European Congress of Entomology, Izmir, Turkey, September 17-22, 2006

  • Fikacek M. (2007): Larvae of small hydrophiloid families Spercheidae, Hydrochidae and Epimetopidae: troublemakers in phylogenetic studies. pp. 297-298. In: Fikáček M., Skuhrovec J. & Šípek P. (eds.): Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2007, October 4-5, Prague, Czech Republic. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 47: 287-306. Download PDF (750 kB)

  • Fikacek M. (2008): Studies in and out of water (An outline of recently solved projects). CETAF meeting, National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, April 9, 2008

  • Fikacek M. & Wedmann S. (2008): Hydrophilid beetles of Grube Messel (Middle Eocene). 5. Bonner Paläoentomologen-Treffen, 19.-21. September 2008, Steinmann Institut für Paläontologie, University of Bonn.

  • Fikacek M. (2008): Fossil record of the Hydropholoidea: state of the knowledge and needs for future studies. SYNTHESYS guests conference, 18th November 2008, Museum d´Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.

  • Fikacek M. (2009): Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera) in an out of water (an outline of solved projects). SYNTHESYS guest presentation, 6th February 2009, Zoological Museum of the Copenhagen University, Denmark.

  • Fikacek M. & Hajek J. (2009): Biology and larval morphology of the genus Satonius (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae). Immature Beetles Meeting 2009, , October 1-2 2009, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Bily S., Fikacek M. & Sipek P. (2009): First record of myrmecophily in buprestid beetles: immature stages of Habroloma myrmecophila sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) associated with Oecophylla ants. Immature Beetles Meeting 2009, , October 1-2 2009, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Fikacek M. (2010): Myths and reality about the fossil beetles: the story how the ladybird has became a hydrophilid. Presentation at the exchange day of the Czech Entomological Society, 6.February 2010, Prague (in Czech).

  • Fikacek M. (2010): Terrestrial hydrophilids - beautiful life of the outsiders. 25th Staphylinid Meeting, May 14, 2010, Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Fikacek M. & Prokin A. (2010): Fossil record of the hydrophiloid beetles (Coleoptera: Polyphaga): preliminary results of the revision. 5th international conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber, August 20-25, 2010, Beijing, China & Institute of Entomology, Life Science School, Sun Yat-sen University, August 29, 2010.

  • Fikacek M. (2010): Terrestrial hydrophilids: aquatic beetles outside of water. Institute of Entomology, Life Science School, Sun Yat-sen University, August 29, 2010

  • Fikacek M., Jia F.L., Hajek J., Short A. E. Z. & Yoshitomi H. (2011): Myxophaga: a suborder of minute aquatic beetles. Institute of Entomology, Life Science School, Sun Yat-sen University, April 2011. 

  • Fikacek M., Prokin A., Angus R. B., Ponomarenko A., Yue Y., Ren D. & Prokop J. (2011): Living fossils among aquatic beetles: fossil record and the phylogeny of the Helophoridae. 5th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden, Germany, September 23-25, 2011. Abstract - Poster

  • Fikacek M., Prokin A., Schmied H., Bergmann A., Ponomarenko A. & Prokop J. (2011): Fossil hydrophilid larvae: what are they good for? Immature Beetles Meeting 2011, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, September 29-30, 2011.

  • Fikacek M. (2012): Paleoentomologia. La historia de los insectos. Museo Tomas Romay, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, June 29, 2012.

  • Fikacek M. (2013): Za devatero horami a před milióny let... Věřit či nevěřit fosíliím hmyzu a paleoentomologům? [Should we believe insect fossils and paleontologists?] Biologické čtvrtky ve Viničné. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 21st March 2013. Link on Youtube (in Czech only).

  • Fikacek M. (2013): Aquatic Beetles. Fluorescent Night [get-together of high school students interested in biology]. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 5th May 2013.

  • Deler-Henandez A., Fikacek M. & Cala-Riquelme F: Revision del genero Berosus de Cuba (Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Hydrophilidae). XVII. Congreso Mesoamericano de Biologia y Conservacion, VIII Simposio de Zoologia, La Habana, Cuba, 16-20th September 2013.

  • Short A.E.Z. & Fikacek M: Phylogeny and evolutionary history of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea) inferred from a multi-gene dataset. 6th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden, Germany, 27-29th September 2013.

  • Angus R.B., Fikáček M., Jia F., Vondráček D., Chen Z.-N. & Zhang Y.: Egg cocoons, larvae and chromosomes of Lihelophorus Zaitzev (Helophoridae). Immature Beetles Meeting 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, 3-4th October 2013.

  • Fikáček M., Minoshima Y., Vondráček D., Gunter N. & Leschen R. A. B.: Suprising morphological diversity of New Zealand hydrophilid larvae: a preliminary report. Immature Beetles Meeting 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, 3-4th October 2013.

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