Valentina Filippini


Valentina conducting field research in Costa Rica.


Valentina is pursuing a PhD at the Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad, University of Alicante, Spain, where she conducts research on the systematics and phylogeny of Neotropical Anomalini (Rutelidae), in particular with the genus Anomala and Callistethus. She graduated in Evolutionary Biology with a thesis on larval morphology of species from Ecuador, whereas now she's dealing with Costa Rican biodiversity.


Valentina Filippini
Dpto. Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales
Universidad de Alicante 03690
Alicante, SPAIN

TEL: (int. + 34) 965903400 (ext. 1115)
FAX: (int. + 34) 965903815

................... Publications

Filippini V, Micó E, Galante E (2013) Redescription of Anomala eucoma Bates, 1888 and a description of three new species from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae).Zootaxa 3670(2): 255–273. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3670.2.9

Filippini V, Micó E, Galante E (2014) Description of eight new Anomala species from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2(6): 107–122. Full text:

Filippini V, Galante E, Micó E (2015) The genus Callistethus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) in the Neotropics: new data and new species from Costa Rica. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 73(2): 199–238. Full text:

Filippini V, Galante E, Micó E (2015) Description of six new species of Anomalini from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Zootaxa 3948(1): 24–40. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3948.1.2

Filippini V, Galante E, Micó E (2015) Description of new species of Anomala Samouelle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Costa Rica. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(3):463–476. doi: 10.1649/0010-065X-69.3.463

Filippini V, Micó E, Galante E (2015) Anomala trapezifera species-group: a burst of diversity (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France 51(2): 93–139. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2015.1054646

Filippini, V., Micó, E., Galante, E. (2015). Description of two cryptic species of AnomalaSamouelle (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae : Rutelinae) from Costa Rica. Dugesiana, 22(2), 215–220. Full text: DUG/article/view/4736/4452

Filippini V, Micó E, Galante E (2016) Checklist and identification key of Anomalini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) of Costa Rica. Zookeys 621: 63-136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.621.7565 Full text:


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