Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America

  title={Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America},
  author={Yves Bousquet and Donald B. Thomas and Patrice Bouchard and Aaron Dennis Smith and Rolf L. Aalbu and M. Andrew Johnston and Warren E. Steiner Jr.},
  pages={1 - 455}
Abstract This catalogue includes all valid family-group (8 subfamilies, 52 tribes, 14 subtribes), genus-group (349 genera, 86 subgenera), and species-group names (2825 species, 215 subspecies) of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) known to occur in North America1 and their available synonyms. Data on extant, subfossil and fossil taxa are given. For each name the author and year and page number of the description are provided, with additional information (e.g., type species for genus… 

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