terrestrial Isopods

Tue Jul 23 18:28:23 CDT 1996

     23 July 96


     Most of the ubiquitous species of terrestrial isopods are introduced.
     The following are some of the best terrestrial isopod references I'm
     aware of:

     Richardson, Harriet. 1905.  Monograph of the isopods of North America.
     Bull. U.S. Mus. Natl. Mus. 54:1-727.

     Schultz, George A.  1982.  Terrestrial isopods (Crustacea: Isopoda:
     Oniscoidea) from North Carolina.  Brimleyana 8:1-26.

     Van Name, Willard G. 1936.  The American land and freshwater isopod
     Crustacea. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 71:1-535

     --. 1940. Supplement to American isopod Crustacea. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat.
     Hist. 77:109-142.

     --. 1942. A second supplement to American land and freshwater isopod
     Crustacea. Bull Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 80:299-329.

     I do not have personal copies of any of these except the paper by
     Schultz, which does contain a key to species from NC.  If your library
     doesn't have it, let me know and I'll gladly mail you a copy.

     Bill Adams
     William.F.Adams at usace.army.mil

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Subject: terrestrial Isopods
Author:  dss95002 at UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU at Internet
Date:    7/23/96 2:26 PM

Does anyone know the status of our knowledge of North American terrestrial
Isopods?  Are there faunal lists, regional treatments, keys? These
creatures are either superficially treated or totally ignored in our
Entomology texts.

In New England, there are few species and the individuals are ubiquitous.
A student of mine is interested in placing names on his specimens, but I
know of no taxonomic work to identify even our common New England species.

Is there a specialist working on this group?

Thanks in advance,

Derek S. Sikes
Dept. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut, U-42
Storrs, CT, 06269
phone (860) 486-6365 fax (860) 486-6364
e-mail: dss95002 at uconnvm.uconn.edu

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