Edwin Rafael Ariza-Marín

Edwin Ariza

Edwin Rafael Ariza-Marín


I am a Ph.D. student at the Instituto de Ecología A. C. (INECOL)in Xalapa, Mexico. My bachelor’s degree in biology was at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2015, and the master’s degree in science at the Instituto de Ecología A. C. (INECOL) in 2018. My research interests are the taxonomy, systematics, and acoustic communication in bess beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae) using morphological, molecular, and morphometric data. During my undergraduate thesis, I worked with geometric morphometry to evaluate changes in the wing morphology of bess beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae: Proculini) and its relation to elevation. For my master’s degree, I worked with the Mesoamerican genus Vindex Kaup, doing a taxonomic revision and morphological phylogeny. Currently, I am working on the evolution of acoustic communication in Vindex by studying the stridulatory apparatus (plectrum) and the distress signals, and its relation with the evolutionary history and the ecological niche.


Edwin Rafael Ariza-Marín
Biol. Universidad Nacional de Colombia
M. Sc. Instituto de Ecología, A. C.
PhD Student, Instituto de Ecología, A.C.
Xalapa, Mexico

EMAIL: erarizam@gmail.com


Ariza-Marín ER, Reyes-Castillo P, Moctezuma V, Sánchez-Huerta JL (2019) A New Species of Vindex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Passalidae: Passalinae: Proculini) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Neotropical Entomology 48(1): 121-125. doi: 10.1007/s13744-018-0619-2.

Ariza-Marín ER, De Luna E (2020) Linear and geometric morphometric analyses of variation of the plectrum in four species of bess beetles, tribe Proculini (Coleoptera: Passalidae). Arthropod Structure & Development 59: 100994. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2020.100994.

Ariza-Marín ER, Jiménez-Ferbans L, Reyes-Castillo P (2020) Pseudacanthus alani, a new species of Mesoamerican bess beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae) of Oaxaca, Mexico and nomenclatural notes for the genus. Neotropical Entomology. doi: 10.1007/s13744-020-00807-5.

Ariza-Marín ER, Amat-García (Under Review) Morphometric changes in wings of bess beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae) related to elevation: A case of study in the Colombian Andes. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment.

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