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The Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Nebraska
By Brett Ratcliffe
University of Nebraska State Museum, 1996
Cite: 4530 with citation markup [cite:4530]
Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 13: 1-100. Appears to be out of print.

Downloadable version appears to be available from

Direct Link to PDF
PDF here

now available as free pdf
out of print, but pdf version available @

Nicrophorus ID
this link takes me to a generalized lists of documents available for a fee. Do you know where the free PDF with Nicrophorus is. since my image isn't going anywhere, I thought maybe I could figure it out.

Its there on the list
Use Ctrl-F to search for Silphidae, and right below the publication names is a link to download the full text as pdf.

Link no longer works
The link is still on the page but it leads to a 404 page. The document is no longer available.

available on

I'll update the reference. I guess the book is out of print.

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