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Family-group names for termites (Isoptera). American Museum novitates ; no. 3432

Show simple item record Engel, Michael S. en_US Krishna, Kumar. en_US 2005-10-06T16:38:39Z 2005-10-06T16:38:39Z 2004 en_US
dc.description 9 p. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 7-9). en_US
dc.description.abstract Thirty-nine available family-group names are identified within the insect order Isoptera (termites). For all names the correct author, date, type genus, and combining stem are provided for the first time. This nomenclatural compilation is done to stabilize the usage of family-group names in the Isoptera in advance of a world catalog. Several problems of priority are identified and discussed. The little understood subfamily Foraminitermitinae is diagnosed; while generally believed by many authors to be a new, unnamed subfamily, it was in fact established by Holmgren nearly a century ago. The subfamilies Syntermitinae and Sphaerotermitinae are newly proposed for the mandibulate genera of nasute termites and for Sphaerotermes, respectively. The classification of Isoptera is briefly outlined. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3432 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3432, 2004 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Termites en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Foraminitermitinae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Syntermitinae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sphaerotermitinae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Termites en_US
dc.title Family-group names for termites (Isoptera). American Museum novitates ; no. 3432 en_US
dc.title.alternative Families of termites en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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