The growing field of conservation biology has placed a new value on cataloging the Earth's living creatures, even as many of them face extinction. In the first systematic revision of the Chrysidid wasp family since 1889, the authors present a worldwide overview of this colorful group. Some 3,000 valid species have been named and are arranged in 84 genera and four sub-families. This comprehensive treatment presents a reclassification of the generic and higher taxa. It also includes a summary of previously published information, indicated problems in need of further study, and detailed synonomic species lists for each genus. Discussions for each tribe and sub-family include ancestral characteristics, phylogenetically important characters and a corresponding cladogram, keys to genera, and relationships among taxa.
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Book Description Oxford Univ Pr (Sd), 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 10.00x7.25x1.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0198540108
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198540108