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A review of the Mesoamerican and South American black flies of the tribe Prosimuliini (Simuliinae, Simuliidae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 151, article 2

Show simple item record Wygodzinsky, Pedro W. en_US Coscarón, Sixto. en_US 2005-10-06T14:23:49Z 2005-10-06T14:23:49Z 1973 en_US
dc.description p. 131-199 : ill. ; 27 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The black fly fauna of cool and cold temperate South America is composed of a comparatively small number of species of Simulium (Simuliinae, Simuliini) and several genera and species of the Prosimuliini. This survey of Neotropical Prosimuliini, which also includes Guatemalan and Mexican highland forms, is a taxonomic treatment mainly on the generic level accompanied by notes on biology and geographical distribution. The following genera, as arranged by their geographical areas, are dealt with: Mayacnephia, new genus (type: Simulium pachecolunai De Leon) and Tlalocomyia Wygodzinsky and Díaz Nájera (Mesoamerican highlands); Araucnephia, new genus (type: Simulium montanum Philippi) and Araucnephioides, new genus (type: Araucnephioides schlingeri, new species) (Mediterranean climate area of central Chile); Cnesia Enderlein, Cnesiamina, new genus (type: Simulium atroparvum Edwards) and Paraustrosimulium Wygodzinsky and Coscarón (Valdivian and Magellanic areas of southern Chile, and western Patagonia); and Lutzsimulium d'Andretta and d'Andretta (coastal ranges of southern Brazil). Species are also described, redescribed, or discussed as well as illustrated, except for the large genus Gigantodax which is planned to be monographed later. Cnesia ornata and Cnesia pusilla (western Patagonia) are new species; Cnesia gynandrum is synonymized with Cnesia dissimilis. None of the genera listed is found in America north of Mexico, or on other continents. It has not been possible to trace the origin and routes of dispersal of the Latin American prosimuliine genera, but some intergeneric affinities, especially among sympatric genera, are postulated"--P. 133. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York : [American Museum of Natural History] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 151, article 2 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prosimuliini en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Simuliidae -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Latin America en_US
dc.title A review of the Mesoamerican and South American black flies of the tribe Prosimuliini (Simuliinae, Simuliidae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 151, article 2 en_US
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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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