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Culicipedia: species-group, genus-group and family-group names in Culicidae (Diptera).

Book cover for Culicipedia: species-group, genus-group and family-group names in Culicidae (Diptera).

Description

This book is a comprehensive compilation of all scientific names introduced at all levels of classification within the Culicidae family since the official start of zoological nomenclature. It is principally a lexicon, divided into sections, most of which contain a comprehensive list of taxonomic names. There are 3 main sections, one each for species-group, genus-group and family-group names. These sections are followed by 3 sections devoted to currently valid species- and genus-group names formed from personal and geographical names, and a section featuring some interesting and unusual names. These 7 sections subsume the traditional classification of the Culicidae, including the composite genus Aedes. The sections are followed by a separate listing of names that comprise the multi-generic reclassification of the traditional polyphyletic Aedes. To illustrate the unstable taxonomic history of the family, a final section provides information on changed spellings of species-group names. Some thoughts about mosquito taxonomy and nomenclature are given. This book is an important comprehensive reference source for students, entomologists, professional taxonomists and other scientists interested in culicid nomenclature, classification and the etymology of scientific names.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Section 1: Species-group names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 141) Section 2: Genus-group names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 157) Section 3: Family-group and other suprageneric names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 161) Section 4: Species-group names formed from personal names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 186) Section 5: Species-group names formed from geographical names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 223) Section 6: Genus-group names formed from personal names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 229) Section 7: Some interesting species- and genus-group names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 240) Section 8: Phylogenetic classification of composite genus Aedes. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 288) Section 9: Changed spellings of species-group names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 289) Some thoughts about mosquito taxonomy and nomenclature. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786399052
  • Record Number
  • 20183334439