A WORLD CATALOGUE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE JEWEL BEETLES
(Coleoptera: Buprestoidea), Volumes 1 – 5
by Charles L. Bellamy
This important work is the first complete world catalogue of the jewel beetles, the eighth largest beetle family, Buprestidae, and its small North American sister-group, Schizopodidae, since Jan Obenberger’s six fascicle (1926-1937) contribution to the Horn & Schenkling Coleopterorum Catalogus.
Published in five volumes (3,125 pages in total), the catalogue presents a full taxonomic history for all taxa, including fossils, along with distribution and type repository data. The catalogue follows the evolving modern classification which, for Buprestidae, employs 6 subfamilies, 47 tribes, 39 non-nominate subtribes, 513 genera and more than 14,700 valid species. Volume 5 includes the first large bibliography on the subject with more than 8000 citations. It contains two appendix chapters, one listing unknown/nomina dubia/manuscript or catalogue names without modern, valid combinations and the second providing an index to the respective listings of genus-group names in five past jewel beetle catalogues, checklists or monographs. It provides the catalogue index in three parts, one each for family-, genus- and species-group names. It also includes a list of errors from the first four volumes, a list of taxa or taxonomic acts published after Volume 1, and an Epilogue.
2008 and 2009. Hardcover; 6-1/2 x 9-1/2″.
Contents of the volumes in this important work are as follows:
Volume 1: 2008, 606 pages. Introduction; Fossil Taxa; Schizopodidae; Buprestidae: Julodinae – Chrysochroinae: Poecilonotini
Volume 2: 2008, 614 pages. Chrysochroinae: Sphenopterini through Buprestidae: Stigmoderini.
Volume 3: 2008, 632 pages. Buprestidae: Pterobothrini through Agrilinae: Rhaeboscelina.
Volume 4: 2008, 722 pages. Agrilinae: Agrilina through Trachyini.
Volume 5: Appendices, Bibliography, Indices. 554 pages.
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