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Why Are There So Many Beetles?

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Beetles are the most diverse group of complex organisms on Earth, making up over 20% of all named animal species. One in five species on this planet is...a beetle. How did one group of organisms get THAT massive?

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SOURCES
https://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/beetle
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/281/5376/555
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/side_O_0/beetles_01
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/318/5858/1913?ijkey=fb25aa8ed54fdd5e4c786cd40bc17b1b7cc3444a&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha
https://www.pnas.org/content/116/49/24729
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2015.0060
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965174814001088
https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/106/17/7083.full.pdf
https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=9rt1c1hl49MC&oi=fnd&pg=PA278&dq=beetle+diversification+family&ots=PV5IOdlqzp&sig=gjefj36XQjfT9bfGxgPLEgxp3VQ#v=onepage&q=beetle%20diversification%20family&f=false
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https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2013.00360/full
http://www.iucncsg.org/pages/Crocodilian-Species.html
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/horizontal-gene-transfer
https://www.britannica.com/plant/angiosperm/Paleobotany-and-evolution

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https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/dandelion-gm1180494132-330731929
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/drone-view-of-a-path-in-the-forest-gm888718426-246480781
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/christmas-beetle-gm1143642624-307196799
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/saltwater-crocodile-gm694181990-128264699
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/weevil-up-close-in-belize-gm937070448-256333578
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/african-goliath-beetle-goliathus-giganteus-on-the-arm-gm962546210-262890522
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/green-chloroplasts-in-plant-cells-gm116864378-6143246
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/weevil-with-unusual-snoutarmy-ants-eciton-rapax-in-the-ecuadorian-amazon-4kvowku3xiljl2zyu
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https://www.videoblocks.com/video/stag-beetle-lucanus-cervus-close-up-b-6ngjaewj2xffyfb
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