M.J. Paulsen


M.J. Paulsen received his Ph.D. from the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska, and is Entomology collection manager of the Nebraska State Museum. His research interests include the phylogeny, ecology, and taxonomy of New World scarab beetles, and higher-level classification of Lucanidae. For his Ph.D. research, he revised the genus Pycnosiphorus, a group of South American stag beetles. He is also interested in the phylogeny, ecology, and behavior of the Euphoriina (Cetoniinae) and Aphodiini (Aphodiinae) and systematics of Lucanidae and Ochodaeidae.

M.J. is also interested in surveying to augment the known scarabs of Nebraska, and he has collected extensively in Nebraska. He also has an interest in increasing the general appreciation for the diversity of insects, especially Coleoptera.


Photo: M.J. in Chile on an expedition, January 2004. Photo by Andrew Smith.



University of Nebraska State Museum
W436 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0546

Phone: (402) 472-2664




M.J.'s Scarabs of Cedar Point Biological Station website has checklists and images of the scarabs of Keith and Arthur counties in Nebraska.

An illustrated checklist of Pycnosiphorus, a work in progress, with Kojiro Shiraiwa.



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