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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

Band 4: Arthropoda

2. Hälfte: Insecta

Coleoptera, Beetles

Teilband/Part 38

Volume 1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim)

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

    299,00 € / $419.00 / £272.00*

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    December 2011
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    Aims and Scope

    This book is the first offour volumes in the Handbook of Zoology series which treat the systematics and biology of Coleoptera. With approximately 350,000 described species, Coleoptera are by far the most species-rich order of insects and the largest group of animals of comparable geological age.

    The beetle volumes will 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 (including anatomy), phylogeny and comments on taxonomy.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    xi, 567 pages
    Num. figs. and tab.
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text
    Coleoptera; Morphology; Systematics
    Natural history museums, University libraries, Zoological institutes, Associations, Entomological societies, Collectors

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    Rolf G. Beutel,Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany; Richard A.B. Leschen , New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Land Care Research, Auckland, New Zealand; Niels P. Kristensen , Zoological Museum of theUniversity Copenhagen, Denmark.


    "These jewels of information are the stuff dreams are made of for aspiring coleopterists!"
    The Coleopterists Bulletin 3/2007

    "This is a milestone in zoological literature, for which all its authors but especially the two editors deserve the warmest acknowledgement."
    A. Minelli in: JZS 44/2006

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