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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Beetles (Coleoptera)

Fauna Ibérica, Volume 44: Coleoptera: Hydraenidae

Flora / Fauna Identification Key Monograph New
Series: Fauna Ibérica Volume: 44
By: Luis Felipe Valladares(Author)
516 pages, 206 plates with b/w line drawings; 35 colour photos
Fauna Ibérica, Volume 44: Coleoptera: Hydraenidae
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Language: Spanish with bilingual keys in English and Spanish

This monograph is the first comprehensive and updated revision of the family Hydraenidae from the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. The small-size beetles of this coleopteran family, included in the suborden Polyphaga, live in a variety of aquatic habitats, but a few lineages inhabit semiaquatic or humicolous environments. Due to their great diversity, high levels of endemism and wide ecological tolerance, hydraenids are an excellent model group to assess not only water quality and conservation status of the habitats where they live but, also, for evolutionary and biogeographic studies.

The first chapters contain a detailed synthesis of the phylogeny, classification and geographic distribution of this family, as well as of the morphology of adults and preimaginal stages (a key to identify larvae to the generic level is included). Information about their natural history and ecological interest, as well as the methodology used for their field collection, preservation and study is also given.

The second section of this book contains a complete taxonomic revision of the almost 160 Ibero-Balearic species, including dichotomic keys for all the species, species groups, subgenera, genera and subfamilies. For each species, information on its morphology, distribution and biology is also included.

The book contains 206 original plates and 35 colour photographs, and includes an extensive and updated bibliography, as well as an appendix with scientific nomenclature.

Summary in Spanish:
Esta monografía representa el primer estudio completo y actualizado de la fauna íbero-balear de la familia Hydraenidae. Se trata de un grupo de pequeños coleópteros del suborden Polyphaga que habitan en gran cantidad de medios acuáticos. Algunos linajes son semiacuáticos o humícolas. Debido a su gran diversidad y elevado nivel de endemismo o a sus diferentes niveles de tolerancia, constituyen un grupo de gran interés para la realización de estudios evolutivos, biogeográficos, de calidad de aguas o de conservación. Los capítulos generales ofrecen una síntesis detallada de la filogenia, clasificación y distribución de los hidrénidos, de la morfología de los adultos y fases no adultas (se incluye una clave de larvas a nivel de género), de los aspectos más relevantes de su historia natural e interés aplicado y un apartado dedicado a las técnicas de recolección, conservación y estudio.

La segunda parte de la obra se dedica al estudio pormenorizado de las casi 160 especies de la fauna íbero-balear. La monografía aporta claves dicotómicas que permiten identificar los adultos de todas las especies, además de las subfamilias, géneros, subgéneros y, en su caso, grupos de especies. El tratamiento de cada especie incluye una descripción de la misma e información sintética sobre su distribución y biología.

El libro está ampliamente ilustrado con 206 láminas originales y 35 fotografías en color, y se completa con una extensa y actualizada bibliografía y un apéndice de nomenclatura.

Contents

- Introducción
- Posición sistemática y distribución geográfica de los Hydraenidae
- Morfología y anotomía del adulto
- Características de las fases no adultas
- Historia natural de los Hydraenidae
- recolección, conservación y técnicas de estudio
- Los Hydraenidae ibéricos
- Bibliografía
- Apéndice 1. Nomenclatura: lista de sinónimos y combinaciones
- Apéndice 2. Addenda
- índice alfabético de nombres taxonómicos de Hydraenidae íbero-baleares
- Anexo

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Flora / Fauna Identification Key Monograph New
Series: Fauna Ibérica Volume: 44
By: Luis Felipe Valladares(Author)
516 pages, 206 plates with b/w line drawings; 35 colour photos
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