• Corpus ID: 83063062

The Austrosaginae, Zaprochilinae and Phasmodinae

  title={The Austrosaginae, Zaprochilinae and Phasmodinae},
  author={David C.F. Rentz},
  • D. Rentz
  • Published 1993
  • Environmental Science, Biology
This second volume on the tettigoniid fauna of Australia comprises three endemic subfamilies - the Phasmodinae, Zaprochilinae and Austrosaginae. The first two are well-known Australian endemics while the third has been proposed to accommodate an assemblage of genera previously assigned elsewhere. Keys are provided to all genera and species and the book is illustrated with line art and photographs. There are general sections dealing with the zoogeography, biology, habitat preferences… 
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