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Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 1: Archostemata - Myxophaga - Adephaga

Flora / FaunaNew Edition

Series: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Volume: 1

By: Ivan Löbl(Editor), Daniel Löbl(Editor)

1446 pages, 1 b/w illustration, 3 b/w maps

E J Brill

Hardback | 18 Oct 2017 | Edition: 2 | #237953 | ISBN-13: 9789004330283
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About this book

This new edition of Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 1 gives a taxonomic overview of the most diverse group of all organisms living in the world-largest biogeographical area. The present volume is an updated edition of the first issue in 2003 but restricted to data published before the year 2000. It contains information about 33,914 taxa (together with synonyms), and increases the number of included species and other taxa by almost 5,000. In addition, thousands of species have their distributional data completed, and their ranks, systematic positions and nomenclature corrected. Almost two hundred new acts fix systematics and nomenclature, and numerous problems are discussed. Even such well known genera as Calosoma and Carabus, or tribes as Bembidiini and Panagaeini, are completely reorganized compared to the previously published catalogues. Thus, the work is a scaffold for biotic surveys, ecological studies, and nature conservation. It responds to the urgent need of an assessment of the still remaining forms of life, threatened by the on-going destruction of habitats. Taxonomy provides the basic building blocks of our understanding of the diversity of life. It stems from innate human curiosity: confronted with an unknown species we ask first "what is it"? Taxonomists recognize species and other systematic entities (taxa), define them and place them within the framework of known organisms, providing means for their subsequent identification.


Contents

Preface
Taxonomic Information
Distributional Information
Bibliographical Information
Aknowledgements
Editors and Authors
Errata

New Nomenclatural and Taxonomic Acts, and Comments

Catalogue
      Archostemata
      Archostemata
      Crowsoniellidae
      Cupedidae
      Micromalthidae
      Jurodidae
      Myxophaga
      Torridincolidae
      Hydroscaphidae
      Sphaeriusidae
      Adephaga
      Gyrinidae
      Trachypachidae
      Rhysodidae
      Carabidae
            Nebrinae
            Cicindinae
            Carabinae
            Cicindelinae
            Loricerinae
            Elaphrinae
            Omophroninae
            Scaritinae
            Broscinae
            Apotominae
            Siagoninae
            Melaeninae
            Gehringiinae
            Trechinae
            Patrobinae
            Psydrinae
            Paussinae
            Brachininae
            Harpalinae
      Haliplidae
      Noteridae
      Amphizoidae
      Aspidytidae
      Hygrobiidae
      Dytiscidae
            Agabinae
            Colymbetinae
            Copelatinae
            Cybistrinae
            Dytiscinae
            Hydroporinae
            Laccophilinae

References
Index to family-group names
Index to genus-group names


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Biography

I. Löbl, Ph.D. (1937), Curator emeritus, Museum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland. He has published monographs and over 300 entomological papers, and was co-editor of the previous volumes of the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera.

D. Löbl, M.Sc. (1969), operates a consulting company in Geneva, Switzerland. He is interested in databases and has collaborated on the volumes 3 to 8 of the first edition of the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, and was co-editor of volumes 2 and 3 of its new edition.

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