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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 with citation markup [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.

Errata noted below:
Ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Russian
Far East: Additions and corrections to the Catalogue of
Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 1 (2017).
Yu.N. Sundukov1, K.V. Makarov

ABSTRACT: An analyis of all available information on the ground beetles of the Russian Far East published in the 2nd edition of the first volume of the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera is presented. A total of 155 Far Eastern taxa of Carabidae is included, for which 178 changes are given: 108 of them concern distribution data, while 70 require taxonomic corrections. Another 8 omitted Far Eastern taxa are added to the catalogue; 31 and 19 taxa are included in or excluded from the fauna of the Far East, respectively; the distribution information is either restricted or expanded for 46 taxa. The total number of species-rank taxa in the fauna of the Far East is increased from 761 to 781.

How to cite this article: Sundukov Yu.N., Makarov K.V. 2019. Ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Russian Far East: Additions and corrections to the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 1 (2017) // Invert. Zool. Vol.16. No.3. P.283–304. doi: 10.15298/invertzool.16.3.07

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