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The termite family Serritermitidae (Isoptera). American Museum novitates ; no. 2570

Show simple item record Emerson, Alfred Edwards, 1896- en_US Krishna, Kumar. en_US 2005-10-06T18:21:40Z 2005-10-06T18:21:40Z 1975 en_US
dc.description 31 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-31). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The monotypic termite family Serritermitidae Holmgren and Serritermes serrifer (Hagen and Bates) from Brazil are described and figured, with synonymies and bibliography. The imago, soldier, worker, and nymph are compared with all other families of Isoptera and related genera. New characters of Glossotermes Emerson and Macrorhinotermes Holmgren are given. Primitive and derivative, homologous and analogous characters and their use for phylogenetic and evolutionary inference are discussed in detail. External anatomy, glands, intestines, biogeography, ecology, nests, food, and the coevolution of termites and intestinal zooflagellates are discussed. Also included are hypotheses on the phylogeny of all termite familes including Serritermitidae, genetic persistence and change in Isoptera during 200 million years, and the natural selection of unitary social populations. Hypotheses on the Mesozoic origin of termite families are presented, based upon paleogeography, continental drift, and comparative morphology of living and fossil genera"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2570 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2570, 1975 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Serritermes serrifer en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Serritermitidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Termites -- Brazil en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Brazil en_US
dc.title The termite family Serritermitidae (Isoptera). American Museum novitates ; no. 2570 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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