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Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera Volume 1 (2nd edition)
By Löbl, I. & Löbl, D.
Brill , 2018
ISBN: 978-90-04-33028-3
Cite: 1477314
This second updated edition of the first volume (1st ed. published 2003) is a complete catalogue of suborders Archostemata, Myxophaga, and Adephaga of the Palaearctic faunal region. The latter suborder is the largest of the three which incorporates what western authors designate Geadephaga = Caraboidea = ground beetles sensu lato. This massive 1477-page work contains information on 33,914 taxa (together with synonyms), and increases the number of included species and other taxa by almost 5,000. In addition, thousands of species have their distributional data completed, and their ranks, systematic positions and nomenclature corrected. Almost two hundred new acts fix systematics and nomenclature, and numerous problems are discussed. Even such well known genera as Calosoma and Carabus, or tribes as Bembidiini and Panagaeini, are completely reorganized compared to the previously published catalogues. Thus, the work is a scaffold for biotic surveys, ecological studies, nature conservation, and it provides background checks on Palaearctic species introduced into other faunal regions. Subsequent volumes in this series cover the remaining Coleoptera groups.