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European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles

European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles
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Year of publication2010
Author(s)Ana Nieto
Co-authorsKeith N.A. Alexander
Publisher(s)IUCN Regional Office for Europe
Place of publicationLuxembourg
Publication typeJournal, booklet
The European Red List is a review of the conservation status of c. 6,000 European species (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes, butterflies, dragonflies,
and selected groups of beetles, molluscs, and vascular plants) according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are threatened
with extinction at the regional level – in order that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. This Red List publication summarises results
for a selection of European saproxylic beetles, that is beetles dependent on wood decay, and is the first IUCN Red List to assess an ecological grouping rather than a
purely taxonomic one.