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Author: Harrison
In: Research on Chrysomelidae, Volume 1

, Mesozoic , Serphites , Serphitoidea , taxonomy , amber , paleontology Introduction Wasps of the superfamily Serphitoidea comprise an extinct lineage preserved exclu- sively in amber and known from throughout the Cretaceous. Th e fi rst serphitid, Serphites paradoxus Brues, was described from two males in

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution

vero museo paleontolo- gico italiano. SUMMARY During the eighteenth century, Italian scientists made important contributions to progress in the study of Geology and Palaeontology. In particular, naturalists at the Academy of Science in Bologna started a systematic search for fossils in the Appenine

In: Nuncius


This contribution will provide a narrative account of the Kansas University paleontological expedition to the White River badlands in 1894. Led by the charismatic and inspirational teacher, Samuel Wendell Williston, the expedition included three students, Ermine Cowles Case, Elmer Samuel Riggs and Barnum Brown, each of whom would go on to become prominent vertebrate paleontologists at other institutions. This article will explore the role of fieldwork in establishing a paleontological career in late nineteenth and early twentieth century America.

In: Naturalists in the Field

Steno’s contribution to the methodology of such sciences. In the third section I will turn to a close study of Steno’s 1669 Prodromus to a Dissertation on Solids within Solids , looking also at the earlier geological and paleontological studies that precipitated it. Finally, in the fourth section, I

In: Steno and the Philosophers
Author: René Fransen

field, who are encouraged to write from a sense of harmony between science and religion. A recent publication in this series is a book on paleontology by Ian Tattersall, curator in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Tattersall is a specialist in

In: Journal of Reformed Theology

Fossil decapod cuticle has received little systematic study. The purpose of the present note is to survey the cuticle architecture of eleven extant decapod crabs arrayed within ten families, and to develop a classification scheme of cuticle types suitable for describing fossil and Recent decapod cuticle morphology.

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In: Contributions to Zoology
A complete handbook providing an extensive introduction to the biology, ecology and behaviour of the Zygaenidae. The introduction provides detailed information on zygaenid systematics and phylogeny, life cycles, morphology, zoogeography and palaeontology, genetics and individual variation, ecology and behaviour, conservation, collecting and breeding techniques. In the systematic part of the book, the 115 species of westen Palaearctic Zygaenidae, currently contained in the three subfamilies Procridinae, Chalcosiinae and Zygaeninae, are treated. Each species is briefly described, followed by differentiating characters of similar species, individual and geographical variation, distribution (with maps for each species), ecology, behaviour, early instars and larval foodplants. Colour plates illustrate all species and the male and female genitalia of the Procridinae are also figured. A bibliography provides references to the most relevant literature for those interested in current research.