Notes on Cleridae and descriptions of some new genera and species of this family of Coleoptera

@article{GahanNotesOC,
  title={Notes on Cleridae and descriptions of some new genera and species of this family of Coleoptera},
  author={Charles Joseph Gahan},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  volume={5},
  pages={55-76}
}
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