Ratcliffe, B. C. and R. D. Cave. 2015. The dynastine scarab beetles of the West Indies (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 28:1–346. Hardbound, 7 x 10 inches, 468 numbered images plus others, most in color. Price $40 plus shipping.
Abstract. The 85 species of dynastine scarab beetles that occur in the West Indies are comprehensively reviewed. Discussions of paleobiogeography, historical collecting, climate, vegetation and habitats (with images), and islands in the West Indies are presented as well as keys to all tribes, genera, and species in the study area. Descriptions, recorded geographic localities and temporal distributions, diagnoses, notes on natural history, illustrations and distribution maps are provided for all species. Also included are synopses of the subfamily’s higher-level taxa in the region, a glossary, a species checklist, and extensive references cited. New species are described and new synonyms established.
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