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Ensayo monográfico sobre las Melanophila Eschscholtz sensu lato (Coleoptera, Buprestidae)
By Cobos, A.
Eos : Revista Española de Entomología 62(1-4): 45-90, 1986
Cite: 1779360 with citation markup [cite:1779360]
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Cobos, A., Ensayo monográfico sobre las Melanophila Eschscholtz sensu lato (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). 1 Parte: Melanophila Eschs., sensu novo; Trachypteris Kirby; Xenomelanophila Sloop. EOS : Revista Española de Entomología, 62, 45–90, 1986,

Published in Spanish, here is the title and introductory material translated into English with the help of Google Translate:

"Monographic essay on the Melanophila Eschscholtz sensu lato (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). 1 Part: Melanophila Eschs., Sensu novo; Trachypteris Kirby; Xenomelanophila Sloop.

"This essay covers, on a world scale (for the Old and New World case), the elements included in the heterogeneous and outdated genus Melanophila ESCHSCHOLTZ (1829), according to the universal catalogs of KERREMANS (1903) and OBENBERGER (1930). So far, with the 69 species that OBENBERGER inventoried, some unsatisfactory attempts have been made to break up the Eschscholtzian genus into subgenera, and even genera, based primarily on the obvious differences in patterns. In fact, the most successful, Phaenops LACORDAIRE (1857), who passed several lots and is last and generally re-elected to the generic category, has been quantitative or illusory, only suitable for restricted faunas; however, there are abysmal differences with other secondary ones, which an overall view highlights by studying the issue thoroughly, as will be seen later."

In short, this article breaks up Melanophila into three genra and places them under Melanophilini. The translator works as well for the keys to the new genra and species. I only needed to italicize, as appropriate.

Correction needed
The author's name is A. Cobos, no "r".


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