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The beetles of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador : evolution, ecology, and diversity (Insecta:Coleoptera)

@inproceedings{Peck2006TheBO,
  title={The beetles of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador : evolution, ecology, and diversity (Insecta:Coleoptera)},
  author={Stewart B. Peck},
  year={2006}
}
  • S. Peck
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science, Biology
This book is a synthesis of both previously published information and abundant new data derived from extensive recent field studies on Galapagos beetles, and is a companion to a previous book on 18 other orders of Galapagos insects. The dynamics and patterns of evolution, ecology, and distribution of the entire beetle fauna are presented in general. The core of the book is an account of the 486 species of beetles now known from the archipelago, with details on their distribution and bionomics… 
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