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Handbook of Zoology/ Handbuch der Zoologie

A Natural History of the Phyla of the Animal Kingdom / Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches

Founded by Kükenthal, Willy

Ed. by Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas

Handbook of Zoology




Volume 1

Coleoptera, Beetles. Morphology and Systematics

Ed. by Beutel, Rolf G. / Leschen, Richard A.B.

    279,95 € / $392.00 / £254.50*

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    2nd ed.
    Publication Date:
    March 2016
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    • New updated edition
    • The largest group of insects with enormous ecological and economic implications
    • High quality illustrations, photographs and electronmicrographs
    • Extensive literature for each family

    Aims and Scope

    This book is a revised edition of the first of three volumes in the Handbook of Zoology series which treats the systematics and biology of Coleoptera. With over 380,000 described species, Coleoptera are by far the most species-rich order of insects and the largest group of animals of comparable geological age. Moreover, numerous species are tremendously important economically. The beetle volumes meet the demand of modern biologists seeking to answer questions about Coleoptera phylogeny, evolution, and ecology. This first Coleoptera volume covers the suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga, and the basal series of Polyphaga, with information on world distribution, biology, morphology of all life stages, phylogeny and comments on taxonomy.


    xvii, 684 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text
    Beetles; Entomology; Morphology; Systematics; Zoology
    Natural history museums, University libraries, Zoological institutes, Associations, Entomological societies, Collectors

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    Rolf G. Beutel, F. Schiller UniversityJena, Germany; Richard A.B. Leschen, New Zealand Arthropod Collection,Auckland, New Zealand


    "The volume and series are definitely designed for serious enthusiasts and researchers working with this fascinating order."
    J. M. Gonzalez in: CHOICE December 2016 Vol. 54 No. 4

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