Volume 1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim)

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Rolf G. Beutel, Richard Leschen
Walter de Gruyter, Dec 22, 2011 - Science - 578 pages

Covering 100 years of zoological research, the Handbook of Zoology represents a vast store of knowledge.

Handbook of Zoology provides an in-depth treatment of the entire animal kingdom covering both invertebrates and vertebrates. It publishes comprehensive overviews on animal systematics and morphology and covers extensively further aspects like physiology, behavior, ecology and applied zoological research. Although our knowledge regarding many taxonomic groups has grown enormously over the last decades, it is still the objective of the Handbook of Zoology to be comprehensive in the sense that text and references together provide a solid basis for further research. Editors and authors seek a balance between describing species richness and diversity, explaining the importance of certain groups in a phylogenetic context and presenting a review of available knowledge and up-to-date references. New contributions to the series present the combined effort of an international team of editors and authors, entirely published in English and tailored to the needs of the international scientific community.

Upcoming volumes and projects in progress include volumes on Annelida (Volumes 1-3), Bryozoa, Mammalia, Miscellaneous Invertebrates, Nannomecoptera, Neomecoptera and Strepsiptera and are followed later by fishes, reptiles and further volumes on mammals.

Background

The renowned German reference work Handbook of Zoology was founded in the 1920's by Professor Willi Kükenthal in Berlin and treated the complete animal kingdom from single cell organisms to mammals in eight thematic volumes:

  • Volume I Protozoa, Porifera, Colenteratea, Mesozoa (1925);
  • Volume II Vermes (1933/34); Volume III Arthropoda ex. Insecta (1927/1932);
  • Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta;
  • Volume V Solenogastres, Mollusca, Echinoderma (1925);
  • Volume VI Pisces / Amphibia (1930);
  • Volume VII Reptilia / Aves (1931);
  • Volume VIII Mammalia.

The Volumes IV Arthropoda: Insecta and VII Mammalia continued publication into the present with the most recent contributions in English language.

Adapting to the accelerating speed of scientific discovery in the past decades the Handbook of Zoology entered a next phase in 2010.

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Contents

Definition
347
Families
349
Evolutionary trends
354
Systematic position
355
Fossil record
356
Larval morphology
357
13 Scarabaeoidea
367
132 Passalidae
369

54 Ommatidae
38
55 Jurodidae
40
6 Myxophaga Introduction Phylogeny
43
61 Lepiceridae
45
62 Torridincolidae
46
63 Sphaeriusidae
48
64 Hydroscaphidae
49
7 Adephaga Introduction Phylogeny
53
71 Gyrinidae
55
72 Haliplidae
64
73 Noteridae
72
74 Amphizoidae
81
75 Hygrobiidae
85
76 Dytiscidae
90
77 Trachypachidae
115
78 Carabidae
119
79 Rhysodidae
145
8 Polyphaga Introduction Phylogeny
153
9 Staphyliniformia Introduction Phylogeny
155
10 Hydrophiloidea Introduction Phylogeny
157
101 Hydrophilidae Helophorinae Epimetopinae Georissinae Hydrochinae Spercheinae Horelophinae Horelophopsinae Hydrophilinae Sphaeridiinae
158
102 Sphaeritidae
183
103 Synteliidae
187
104 Histeridae
190
11 Staphylinoidea Introduction Phylogeny
223
111 Hydraenidae
224
112 Ptiliidae
251
113 Agyrtidae
261
114 Leiodidae
269
115 Scydmaenidae
280
116 Silphidae
288
117 Staphylinidae
296
12 Scarabaeiformia Introduction
345
133 Trogidae
371
134 Glaresidae
373
136 Bolboceratidae
374
137 Diphyllostomatidae
376
138 Geotrupidae
377
139 Belohinidae
378
1310 Ochodaeidae
379
1311 Ceratocanthidae
381
1312 Hybosoridae
383
1313 Glaphyridae
385
1314 Scarabaeidae
386
14 Elateriformia part Introduction Phylogeny
427
15 Scirtoidea
431
152 Eucinetidae
433
153 Clambidae
438
154 Scirtidae
443
16 Dascilloidea
451
162 Rhipiceridae
456
17 Buprestoidea
461
18 Byrrhoidea
469
182 Elmidae
471
183 Dryopidae
496
184 Lutrochidae
508
185 Limnichidae
512
186 Heteroceridae
518
187 Psephenidae
521
188 Cneoglossidae
533
189 Ptilodactylidae
536
1810 Chelonariidae
543
1811 Eulichadidae
547
1812 Callirhipidae
551
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Rolf G. Beutel,Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany; Richard A.B. Leschen , New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Land Care Research, Auckland, New Zealand; Niels P. Kristensen , Zoological Museum of theUniversity Copenhagen, Denmark.

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