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Cox, K., McKeown, N., Antonini, G., Harvey, D., Solano, E., Van Breusegem, A., & Thomaes, A. (2019). Phylogeographic structure and ecological niche modelling reveal signals of isolation and postglacial colonisation in the European stag beetle. PLOS ONE, 14(4), e0215860. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0215860 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215860

Lucanus cervus (L.), the stag beetle, is a saproxylic beetle species distributed widely across Europe. Throughout its distribution the species has exhibited pronounced declines and is widely considered threatened. Conservation efforts may be hindered by the lack of population genetic data and unders…