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Faune de France, Volume 99: Les Coléoptères de la Province de Kerguelen [The Coleoptera of the Kerguelen Islands]

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Series: Faune de France Volume: 99
By: Jean-François Voisins(Author), Jean-David Chapelin-Viscardi(Author), Philippe Ponel(Author), Mathieu Rapp(Author), Thierry Deuve(Foreword By)
299 pages, 29 plates with colour photos; 51 b/w line drawings
Publisher: Faune de France
Faune de France, Volume 99: Les Coléoptères de la Province de Kerguelen [The Coleoptera of the Kerguelen Islands]
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Language: French with bilingual keys English and French

The Faune de France widens its horizon by providing, with this work, a fauna of the Overseas Territories, and not the least: the Province of Kerguelen, a group of islands in the southern Indian Ocean. It is difficult to travel further from here, as these islands bring us to the borders of the Antarctic zone. Certainly the fauna of these southern lands, with an extremely harsh climate, is not very diversified. Nonetheless, it is of great originality and has a certain biogeographic interest. This book deals with the order of beetles, introduced species as well as native fauna represented by many species of endemic weevils. This masterful work of scientific and artistic quality would not have been possible without the collaboration of four outstanding authors, accomplished naturalists and fine taxonomists. It deals in detail and allows the identification of the 61 species and subspecies of Coleoptera observed in this archipelago. The reader will also find a detailed biogeographical synthesis.

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La Faune de France élargit son horizon en inaugurant, avec cet ouvrage, une Faune des Territoires d’Outre-mer et pas des moindres : la Province de Kerguelen. Difficile d’aller plus loin, ces îles nous amènent aux confins de la zone antarctique. Certes la faune de ces terres australes, au climat extrêmement rude, est peu diversifiée. Elle n’en demeure pas moins d’une grande originalité et présente un intérêt biogéographique certain. Cet ouvrage traite de l’ordre des coléoptères, aussi bien des espèces introduites que de la faune autochtone représentée entre autres par de nombreuses espèces de charançons endémiques. Ce travail magistral de par sa qualité scientifique et artistique n’aurait pu voir le jour sans la collaboration de quatre auteurs exceptionnels, naturalistes accomplis et fins taxonomistes. Il traite en détail et permet l’identification des 61 espèces et sous-espèces de Coléoptères observées dans cet archipel. Le lecteur y trouvera également une synthèse biogéographique fouillée, et comme le dit si bien T. Deuve qui nous a fait l’honneur de préfacer ce livre : “par-delà les préjugés, on découvre que ces îles portent en elles, certes un peu lointain et caché, tout ce qui peut aviver la curiosité des botanistes et des zoologistes : un triple parfum d’aventure, de rêve et de mystère”.

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Flora / Fauna Identification Key
Series: Faune de France Volume: 99
By: Jean-François Voisins(Author), Jean-David Chapelin-Viscardi(Author), Philippe Ponel(Author), Mathieu Rapp(Author), Thierry Deuve(Foreword By)
299 pages, 29 plates with colour photos; 51 b/w line drawings
Publisher: Faune de France
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