Fraction of known animal species that are beetles

Range nearly 25 % of all described species
Organism Biosphere
Reference Hunt T et al., A comprehensive phylogeny of beetles reveals the evolutionary origins of a superradiation. Science. 2007 Dec 21 318(5858):1913-6. DOI: 10.1126/science.1146954 abstractPubMed ID18096805
Comments Abstract: "Beetles represent almost one-fourth of all described species, and knowledge about their relationships and evolution adds to our understanding of biodiversity."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113119