Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia

Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia - Descriptions of Tribes • Keys to Genera • Catalogue of Species cover

Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia
Descriptions of Tribes • Keys to Genera • Catalogue of Species
cover

Descriptions of Tribes • Keys to Genera • Catalogue of Species

Available from

CSIRO Publishing


In this beautifully illustrated volume on Australian tenebrionid beetles, higher-level groups are reviewed, keys provided to enable identification to genus and subgenus level, and notes provided on relationships, distribution and biology. A catalogue of all Australian taxa down to subspecies level is presented, including synonymy relevant to the Australian fauna, type localities, and location of types. Eight subfamilies, 43 tribes, 216 valid genera and subgenera, and 1595 valid species are listed.

The senior author, Dr Eric Matthews, in retirement an Honorary Fellow at the South Australian Museum, is well known among entomologists and ecologists for his studies on beetles, particularly tenebrionids, and his very useful set of keys to beetle groups of South Australia. Dr Patrice Bouchard, research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, in Ottawa, studied the evolution and relationships of Australian rainforest Tenebrionidae during his Ph.D. He is also interested in the nomenclature and biogeography of darkling beetles. Together, Matthews and Bouchard bring us a thorough summary of knowledge of Australian Tenebrionidae.

About this book

Publishers: Australian Biological Resources Study
Year: 2008
Authors: E.G.Matthews, P.Bouchard
ISBN: 978 0 642 56857 1
Size: 250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages: viii + 398 pages, index, glossary, bibliography
Binding: Hardcover, section stitched
Illustrations: 109 colour plates, full colour throughout