The Odonata of Sulawesi and Adjacent Islands. Part 5. the Genus Protosticta Selys (Platystictidae)

  title={The Odonata of Sulawesi and Adjacent Islands. Part 5. the Genus Protosticta Selys (Platystictidae)},
  author={Johan van Tol},
si (formerly Celebes) was the subject of various analyses in the 19th century (e.g. Wallace 1890), resulting in the hypothesis that the biotas of this island are a mixture of Oriental and Australian elements. The fauna has been extensively studied and described during the last 25 years (e.g. Whitmore 1981, 1987; Holloway 1990; Knight & Holloway 1990). The Odonata fauna of the island is no exception to the general pattern of absence of otherwise widespread groups, and remarkable radiation and… Expand

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