Revisions in theses?
Vr. Richard Bejsak-Colloredo-Mansfeld
ricardo at ANS.COM.AU
Thu Nov 8 22:06:48 CST 2001
I like to know how is treated new species described in the dissertation
thesis. (The included disertation has 57 new species and 8 new genera!!!).
How many disertation copies are publish?
How they are available?
How to obtaion copy of original description.
I have found following abstract:
PUBLICATION NUMBER Not Available from UMI
TITLE A PHYLOGENETIC APPROACH TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE TRIBE
ZOPHOSINI (COLEOPTERA, TENEBRIONIDAE), WITH REVISION OF THE SPECIES OF THE
AUTHOR PENRITH, MARY-LOUISE
SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA)
SOURCE DAI-B 42/04, p. 1305, Oct 1981
SUBJECT BIOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY (0353)
The thesis consists of a revision at generic level of the tribe Zophosini
(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). The Zophosini of western southern Africa,
eastern southern Africa, and the mainly southern African genera that also
occur in Central and East Africa are revised at species level. No
comprehensive revision of the tribe Zophosini as a whole has been published
since A. Deyrolle's monograph in 1867. The revision of J. Chatanay in 1917
covered only East African species. The most recent catalogue is that of H.
Gebien in 1937, and numerous species have been described since, particularly
from southern Africa. The large amount of material collected since 1973 by
the staffs of the State Museum, Windhoek, and the Transvaal Museum,
Pretoria, with all the necessary field data, forms the basis of this study.
This material was complemented by about 20000 specimens borrowed from 25
institutions in South Africa, Europe, and the United States of America.
Chapter I is a general introduction. The characteristics and distribution of
the tribe are presented briefly, and the history of its classification is
given. The approach followed and the methods applied in the present work,
and some of the problems encountered in attempting to construct a
phylogenetic classification are discussed, in particular problems of the
cladistic analysis method when applied to the classification of the
Zophosini. A revision of the Zophosini of western southern Africa north of
the Orange River, published in 1977, forms chapter II of the thesis. In this
chapter 8 new genera, 57 new species, and 7 new subspecies are described. In
Chapter III, the generic revision, 44 genera are recognized, of which 17 are
described as new. The type species of each genus is described or diagnosed.
The species which constitute each genus are listed at the end of the generic
description, and each description is completed by a map of the distribution
of the genus. Chapter IV is a revision of the Zophosini of the western Cape;
14 new species are described from the area. In a supplement to this chapter
9 new species from western southern Africa north of the Orange River are
described. Chapter V is a revision of the mainly southern African genera
that occur in Central and East Africa south of the Sahara and the Sudanese
and Somalian deserts. Representatives of northern or tropical genera which
also occur in this area are listed but not described. This chapter includes
descriptions of 13 new species. In chapter VI the relationships of the
genera of Zophosini, their evolution, and biogeography are briefly
discussed. Their evolution seems to have progressed with the aridification
of the distributional area. Chapter VII is a catalogue of the known species
of Zophosini in which changes as a result of the generic revision proposed
here are reflected. The species are listed with synonyms and original
authors and dates, as well as a brief indication of distribution.
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