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Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
A catalogue of 4887 family-group names based on 4707 distinct genera in Coleoptera is given, which recognizes as valid 24 superfamilies, 211 families, 541 subfamilies, 1663 tribes and 740 subtribes.
The present catalogue contains 1,611 valid genera, 678 valid subgenera, 15,407 valid species, 1,042 valid subspecies and 9,381 names of invalid or nomenclaturally unavailable species-group or
New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
It is shown that contrary to general belief, developed and heavily-studied parts of the world are important reservoirs of unknown species, and the importance of developing a system that better supports and guides this formidable workforce as they seek to overcome the Taxonomic Impediment and speed up the process of describing the planetary biodiversity before it is too late.
Nomenclatural notes on living and fossil amphibians
A review of extinct and living amphibians known from fossils has revealed several cases that require nomenclatural changes in order to stabilize the taxonomy of the group, and the proposal of new combinations are proposed.
Revision of the Trichosirocalus horridus (Panzer) species complex, with description of two new species infesting thistles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae)
The Trichosirocalus horridus (Panzer) species complex is defined and revised and two new sibling species are described and figured and could explain the different food preferences observed between the different populations or strains of the supposed single species.
Life History and Host Range of Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera: Apionidae) with Notes on Other Weevil Associates (Apioninae) of Yellow Starthistle in Italy and Greece
Good synchronization was observed between oviposition and larval development of C. basicorne and the occurrence of rosettes and bolting plants of yellow starthistle and this insect is probably univoltine and overwinters as an adult.
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Author(s): Thomson, Scott A; Pyle, Richard L; Ahyong, Shane T; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel; Ammirati, Joe; Araya, Juan Francisco; Ascher, John S; Audisio, Tracy Lynn; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M; Bailly,