Matthias Seidel

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Matthias Seidel


Matthias Seidel is a PhD student at the Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) under the supervision of Martin Fikáček. His current research focuses on the taxonomy and phylogeny of Hydrophilidae and Scarabaeidae. In Scarabaeidae he is most interested in the systematics and evolution of the scarab subfamily Rutelinae.


Matthias Seidel
Department of Entomology
National Museum in Prague
Cirkusova 1740
CZ-19300 Praha 9-Horni Pocernice
Czech Republic


Seidel M., Jameson M. L. & Stone R. L. 2017. A new cryptic species and review of the east-Andean leaf chafer genus Mesomerodon Ohaus, 1905 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae). ZooKeys 671: 61-85.

Moore, M. R., Jameson, M. L., Garner, B. H., Audibert, C., Smith, A. B., & Seidel, M. 2017. Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies. ZooKeys 666: 1-349.

Toussaint, E. F. A., Seidel, M., Arriaga-Varela, E., Hájek, J., Král, D., Sekerka, L., Short, A. E. Z. & Fikáček, M. 2017. The peril of dating beetles. Systematic Entomology 42: 1–10.

Seidel, M., Arriaga-Varela, E., & Fikáček, 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.

Ray, J. W., Seidel, M., & Husemann, M. 2017. A new melanistic variant of the caterpillar hunter Calosoma wilcoxi LeConte, 1848 from Texas, United States of America and a preliminary phylogeny of the genus Calosoma Weber, 1801 (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Canadian Entomologist 149: 1-7.

Seidel, M. 2016. Morphology and DNA barcoding reveal a new species of Eudicella from East Africa (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Zootaxa 4137: 535-544.


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