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THE DYNASTINE SCARAB BEETLES OF THE WEST INDIES
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) - Product Details

THE DYNASTINE SCARAB BEETLES OF THE WEST INDIES
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
by Brett C. Ratcliffe & Ronald D. Cave

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2015, 346 pages, 468 numbered color photos, numerous unnumbered color photos, color maps, b/w line drawings.  This book provides a comprehensive review of 85 species and subspecies of dynastine scarab beetles that occur in the West Indies.  Detailed discussions of the paleobiogeography, historical collecting, climate, vegetation, habitats (with images), and islands in the West Indies are presented.  Keys to all tribes, genera, and species are included.

Data for each species includes one or more color photos, male genitalia drawing, descriptions of males and females (if known), distribution, locality records, temporal distribution, diagnosis, nomenclature, natural history, and distribution map.  Also included are synopses of the subfamily’s higher-level taxa in the region, a glossary, a species checklist, and extensive references.  New species are described and new synonyms are established.

The excellent and generously illustrated volume, written by eminent coleopterists who have extensive experience in the region, is a must-have book for the libraries and field use of both professional and amateur coleopterists.  Hardcover; 7-1/8 x 10-1/4”.

Note: This book is the fourth of five volumes in the series Dynastine Scarab Beetles North of Columbia. The final volume will cover the U.S. and Canada.  Previously published volumes are Dynastine Scarab Beetles of Costa Rica and Panama (3459), Dynastine Scarab Beetles of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador (3351), and Dynastine Scarab Beetles of Mexico, Guatelama and Belize (3312).

9490 Ratcliffe, The Dynastine Scarab Beetles of the West Indies

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