Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Zoogeography of Beetles and Ants: A Volume Dedicated to the Memory of Philip Jackson Darlington, Jr. 1904-1 983

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George E. Ball
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 1985 - Science - 514 pages
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I am skimming this book because it's related to my Ph.D. dissertation on American biologist Philip J. Darlington, Jr. (1904-1983). Much of it is too technical for me; fortunately those parts are not ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A biographical sketch
7
Philip Darlingtons contributions to evolutionary theory
11
The contributions of Philip J Darlington Jr to the study of carabid beetles in the Americas and a bibliography of his publications
17
an appreciation
31
Carabidae
35
Formicidae Myrmicinae
41
Derodontidae with new species from Australia New Zealand and Chile
68
The Carabidae of Norfolk Island
237
The South Atlantic island of Saint Helena and the origin of its beetle fauna
257
Carabidae
276
The influences of dispersal vicariance and refugia on patterns of biogeographical distributions of the beetle family Carabidae
322
Carabidae Trechinae
350
Carabidae with special reference to Nearctic Nebria
408
The Quadrimaculate color pattern in beetles and a possible mimicry complex
432
a general pattern of lineage radiation and extinction among carabid beetles
437

Leiodidae
84
Staphylinidae Omaliinae
113
their potential for biogeographic analysis of austral disjunctiond
180
Carabidae
221
the taxon cycle brought full circle
473
The search for faunal dominance
489
Index
495
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About the author (1985)

George E. Ball is Emeritus Curator of the E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta.

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