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Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 3: Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea - Byrrhoidea

Flora / Fauna

Series: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Volume: 3

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

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

E J Brill

Hardback | Jun 2016 | Edition: 2 | #230004 | ISBN-13: 9789004309135
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NHBS Price: £270.00 $344/€303 approx
Hardback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 1 | #159193 | ISBN: 8788757595
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Taxonomy provides the basic building blocks of our understanding of the diversity of life on this planet. It stems from innate human curiosity; confronted with an unknown species or object we ask "what is it?" Taxonomists recognize species and other systematic unities (the taxa), define them and place them within the framework of known organisms, providing the means for their subsequent identification. The Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 3 gives a taxonomic overview of the most diverse group of all living things in the world-largest biogeographical area. It fixes nomenclature needed for unambiguous transfer of information, gives information about the occurrence of species and subspecies, and contains references that provide key information of over 22,500 systematic units, including many important pests species. The work is a scaffold for biotic surveys, ecological studies, and nature conservation. It responds also to the urgent need of assessment of the still left forms of life, actually threatened by the on-going destruction of habitats.

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I. Löbl, Ph.D. (1937), Curator emeritus, Muséum 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 the volume 2 of its new edition.

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