Dr. Alexander Riedel, Dipl.-Biol.

Dr. Alexander Riedel, Dipl.-Biol.
Dr. Alexander Riedel, Dipl.-Biol.


Telefon: +49 721 175-2836
E-Mail: riedel@smnk.de

Zuständig für Käfer und übrige Insekten (außer Schmetterlinge, Wespen, Bienen und Ameisen)


  • Systematik und Taxonomie von Rüsselkäfern (Curculionoidea), insbesondere der Attelabidae und Cryptorhynchinae
  • Biogeographie des Indo-Australischen Archipels
  • Evolution hyperdiverser Käfer-Gruppen
  • Funktionsmorphologie von Käfern


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Ausgewählte Publikationen

Letsch H., Balke M., Toussaint E.F.A., Narakusumo R.P., Fiedler K., Riedel A. (2020):
Transgressing Wallace´s Line brings hyperdiverse weevils down to earth. Ecography. 43: 1329-1340
Letsch H., Balke M., Toussaint E.F.A., Riedel A. (2020):
Historical biogeography of the hyperdiverse hidden snout weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cryptorhynchinae). Systematic Entomology. 45: 312-326
Narakusumo R.P., Balke M., Riedel A. (2019):
Seven new species of Trigonopterus Fauvel (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) from the Tanimbar Archipelago. ZooKeys. 888: 75-93
Riedel A., Narakusumo R.P. (2019):
One hundred and three new species of Trigonopterus weevils from Sulawesi. ZooKeys. 828: 1-153
Höfer H., Manegold A., Riedel A., Trusch R., Verhaagh M. (2018):
The zoological collections of the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe. Zoological Collections of Germany The Animal Kingdom in its Amazing Plenty at Museums and Universities (Ed. Beck L.A. )., Heidelberg, Springer: 683-706
Riedel A. (2017):
The weevil genera Nyphaeba Pascoe and Pantiala Pascoe and the problems of an unstable nomenclature in orphaned taxa. Zootaxa. 4244: 377-389
Riedel A., Kilmaskossu A. (2017):
Revision of the subgenus Niphetoscapha Heller of Gymnopholus Heller (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Entiminae, Eupholini) and a new species with epizoic symbiosis from West New Guinea. Zootaxa. 4254: 339-356
Riedel A., Porion T. (2017):
A new species of Eupholus Boisduval from West New Guinea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Zootaxa. 4263: 194-200
Toussaint E.F.A., Tänzler R., Balke M., Riedel A. (2017):
Transoceanic origin of microendemic and flightless New Caledonian weevils. Royal Society Open Science. 4: 1-11
Van Dam M.H., Lam A.W., Sagata K., Gewa B., Laufa R., Balke M., Faircloth B.C., Riedel A. (2017):
Ultraconserved elements (UCEs) resolve the phylogeny of Australasian smurf-weevils. PLoS ONE. 12(11): e0188044
Riedel A., Tänzler R. (2016):
Revision of the Australian species of the weevil genus Trigonopterus Fauvel. ZooKeys. 556: 97-162
Riedel A., Tänzler R., Pons J., Suhardjono Y.R. Balke M. (2016):
Large-scale molecular phylogeny of Cryptorhynchinae (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) from multiple genes suggests American origin and later Australian radiation. Systematic Entomology. 41: 492-503
Tänzler R., van Dam M.H., Toussaint E.F.A., Suhardjono Y.R., Balke M., Riedel A. (2016):
Macroevolution of hyperdiverse flightless beetles reflects the complex geological history of the Sunda Arc. Scientific Reports. 6:18793: 1-12
Van Dam M., Laufa R., Riedel A. (2016):
Four new species of Trigonopterus Fauvel from the island of New Britain (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). ZooKeys. 582: 129-141
van de Kamp T., Riedel A., Greven H. (2016):
Micromorphology of the elytral cuticle of beetles, with an emphasis on weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Arthropod structure & Development. 45: 12-22
Toussaint E.F.A., Tänzler R., Rahmadi C., Balke M., Riedel A. (2015):
Biogeography of Australasian flightless weevils (Curculionidae, Celeuthetini) suggests permeability of Lydekker’s and Wallace’s Lines. Zoologica Scripta. 44: 632-644
van de Kamp T., Cecilia A., dos Santos Rolo T., Vagovič P., Baumbach T., Riedel A. (2015):
Comparative thorax morphology of death-feigning flightless cryptorhynchine weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) based on 3D reconstructions. Arthropod structure & Development. 44: 509-523
Riedel A. (2014):
3.4 Attelabidae Billberg, 1820. In: Leschen R.A.B. & Beutel, R.G. (Eds) Handbook of Zoology, Coleoptera, Beetles Volume 3: Morphology and Systematics (Phytophaga)., Berlin, DeGruyter: 328-355
Riedel A., Tänzler R., Balke M., Rahmadi C., Suhardjono Y.R. (2014):
Ninety-eight new species of Trigonopterus weevils from Sundaland and the Lesser Sunda Islands. ZooKeys. 467: 1-162
Tänzler R., Toussaint E.F.A., Suhardjono Y.R., Balke M., Riedel A. (2014):
Multiple transgressions of Wallace´s Line explain diversity of flightless Trigonopterus weevils on Bali. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281
van de Kamp T., dos Santos Rolo T., Vagovič P., Baumbach T., Riedel A. (2014):
Three-dimensional reconstructions come to life – interactive 3D PDF animations in functional morphology. PLOS ONE. 9: e102355
Balke M., Schmidt S., Hausmann A., Toussaint E., Bergsten J., Buffington M., Häuser C.L., Kroupa A., Hagedorn G., Riedel A., et al. (2013):
Biodiversity into your hands - A call for a virtual global natural history 'metacollection'. Frontiers in Zoology. 10:55
Riedel A., Sagata K., Suhardjono Y.R., Tänzler R., Balke M (2013):
Integrative taxonomy on the fast track - towards more sustainability in biodiversity research. Frontiers in Zoology. 10:15
Riedel A., Sagata K., Surbakti S., Tänzler R., Balke M. (2013):
One hundred and one new species of Trigonopterus weevils from New Guinea. ZooKeys. 280: 1-150
Eberle J., Tänzler R., Riedel A. (2012):
Revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Papuan weevil genus Thyestetha Pascoe (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cryptorhynchinae). Zootaxa. 3355: 1-28
Riedel A., dos Santos Rolo T., Cecilia A., van de Kamp T. (2012):
Sayrevilleinae Legalov, a newly recognised subfamily of fossil weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae) and the use of synchrotron microtomography to examine inclusions in amber. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 165: 773-794
Tänzler R., Sagata K., Surbakti S., Balke M., Riedel.A. (2012):
DNA barcoding for community ecology - how to tackle a hyperdiverse, mostly undescribed Melanesian fauna. PLoS ONE. 7: e28832
Cecilia A., Rack A., Douissard P., Martin T., dos Santos Rolo T., Vagovic P., Hamann E., van de Kamp T., Riedel A., Fiederle M., Baumbach T. (2011):
LPE grown LSO: Tb scintillator films for high-resolution X-ray imaging applications at synchrotron light sources. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A. 648: 321-323
Kuschel G., Riedel A. (2011):
Basiliogeus dacrycarpi Kuschel & Riedel, sp. nov.. In: Kuschel, G. & Leschen, R. A. B. Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Rhinorhynchinae (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae), Invertebrate Systematics. 24: 589-590
Riedel A. (2011):
The weevil genus Trigonopterus Fauvel (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) and its synonyms – a taxonomic study on the species tied to its genus-group names. Zootaxa. 2977: 1-49
Riedel A. (2011):
Die Heimat der Paradiesvögel. Natur- und Kulturgeschichte der Paradiesvögel, Museum Mensch und Natur München.: 29-40
van de Kamp T., Vagovic P., Baumbach T., Riedel A. (2011):
A biological screw in a beetle´s leg. Science. 333: 55
Riedel A. (2010):
One of a thousand - a new species of Trigonopterus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Crytorhynchinae) from New Guinea. Zootaxa. 2403: 59-68
Riedel A. (2010):
A new tribe, genus and species of Nemonychidae from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Nemonychidae: Cimberidinae). Insect Systematics & Evolution. 41: 29-38
Riedel A. (2010):
Two new species of Eupholus Boisduval (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae), with observations on coloured cuticular exudates in weevils. Zootaxa. 2338: 23-34
Riedel A., Daawia D., Balke M. (2010):
Deep cox1 divergence and hyperdiversity of Trigonopterus weevils in a New Guinea mountain range (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). Zoologica Scripta. 39: 63-74
Riedel A. (2009):
A taxonomic study of the Indian species of Euops Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Attelabidae). Zootaxa. 2125: 1-56
Riedel A. (2009):
Revision of the genus Penthoscapha Heller (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Entiminae, Eupholini) with notes on the genera of Eupholini from New Guinea. Zootaxa. 2224: 1-29
Riedel A., Porion T. (2009):
A new species of Eupholus Boisduval from Papua New Guinea (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft. 99: 21-24
Riedel A. (2007):
Xylobionte Käfer von Eichen im Stadtgebiet Karlsruhe. Carolinea. 65: 183-188
Riedel A., Hamilton RW. (2007):
On the genera Attelabus Linneaus and Synolabus Jekel (Curculionoidea: Attelabidae: Attelabinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 61: 447-452
Riedel A. (2006):
Revision of the subgenus Metaeuops Legalov of Euops Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae) from the Papuan region. Zootaxa. 1181: 1-102
Riedel A. (2006):
Die Käfer-Fauna einer hohlen Buche im Karlsruher Nymphengarten. Carolinea. 64: 123-126
Soulier-Perkins A., Bourgoin T., Riedel A. (2006):
Maana emeljanovi — a new species for West Papua (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Lophopidae). Russian Entomological Journal. 15: 323-325
Riedel A. (2005):
Digital imaging of beetles (Coleoptera) and other three-dimensional insects. Häuser, C., Steiner, A., Holstein, J. & Scoble, M.J. (Eds.): Digital Imaging of Biological Type Specimens. A Manual of Best Practice. Results from a study of the European Network for Biodiversity Information., Stuttgart: 222-250
Riedel A., Bastian J. (2005):
Der Asiatische Marienkäfer Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) (Col., Coccinellidae) – über den Stand seiner Ausbreitung in Mitteleuropa und Hinweise zu seiner Erkennung. Mitteilungen des Entomologischen Vereins Stuttgart. 40: 117-122
Riedel A. (2002):
Revision of the subgenus Neosynaptops Voss of Euops Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae) from the Papuan region. Zoologica Scripta. 31: 135-165
Riedel A. (2002):
Two new species of Eupholus Boisduval (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae) from West New Guinea, a discussion of their taxonomic characters, and notes on nomenclature. Zootaxa. 90: 1-16
Riedel A. (2002):
Taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography of the weevil genus Euops (Insecta: Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) in the Papuan region. Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Fakultät für Biologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. 1: 1-216
Riedel A. (2001):
The pygmaeus-group of Euops Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae), weevils associated with Nothofagus in New Guinea. Journal of Natural History. 35: 1173-1237
Riedel A. (2001):
Revision of the Euops quadrifasciculatus-group (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Attelabidae) from the Australian region, with a discussion of shifts between Nothofagus and Eucalyptus host plants. Invertebrate Taxonomy. 15: 551-587
Riedel A. (2001):
Revision of the simulans-group of Euops Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae) from the Papuan region. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 48: 139-221
Riedel A. (1999):
The spinosus-group of Euops Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, Attelabidae), weevils with humeral spines from New Guinea. Entomologica Scandinavica. 30: 75-117
Riedel A. (1998):
Catalogue and bibliography of the genus Euops Schoenherr (Insecta, Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Attelabidae). Spixiana. 21: 97-124
Riedel A., Schönitzer K. (1996):
Revision of the soil-weevil genus Guineobius Osella from New Guinea (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Entiminae, Celeuthetini). Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 103: 1-22
Riedel A. (1995):
A new Besuchetiella Osella (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Rhynchophoridae) from Sumatra. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 49: 293-299
Riedel A., O´Brien C.W. (1995):
A new species-group of Ottistira Pascoe from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Ottistirini). Invertebrate Taxonomy. 9: 247-277
Riedel A. (1989):
Kleine Mitteilungen, 2084, Zur Biologie des Rüsselkäfers Bagous cylindrus (Payk.) (Curc.). Entomologische Blätter. 85: 115