Ephemeroptera of South America.
Aquatic Biodiversity of Latin America, Vol. 2

By E. Dominguez, C. Molineri, M.L. Pescador, M.D. Hubbard, & C. Nieto
November 2006
Pensoft (Sofia-Moscow)
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9546422592
642 pages, Illustrated
$275.00 Hardcover


FOR MANY YEARS, STUDENTS FROM NUMEROUS COUNTRIES HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LACK OF "TOOLS" TO IDENTIFY AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES FROM LATIN AMERICA. KEYS FOUND IN ACCEPTED TEXTBOOKS ARE MOSTLY LIMITED, SUPERFICIAL OR TOO POPULAR-SCIENCE. ON THE OTHER HAND, MORE ADVANCED KEYS IN ACADEMIC BOOKS ON AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES FAIL TO COVER NEOTROPICAL REPRESENTATIVES IN DUE DETAIL.

THE FEW THAT DO, HOWEVER, ALSO SHOW TOO MANY DEFECTS IN SCOPE AND PRESENTATION TO BE CONSIDERED UP-TO-DATE. AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF EDITORS COMBINED THEIR EFFORTS WITH PENSOFT PUBLISHERS TO LAUNCH A NEW MAJOR SERIES ON THE AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY IN LATIN AMERICA. ABOUT 15 MONOGRAPHS, WRITTEN BY SCIENTISTS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES, WILL OFFER A NEW, UNRIVALLED VIEW OF THE MARVELOUS AQUATIC WORLD OF SOUTH AMERICA! THE SERIES IS ADDRESSED TO ZOOLOGISTS, ECOLOGISTS, HYDROBIOLOGISTS, BIOGEOGRAPHERS, CONSERVATIONISTS AND STUDENTS INTERESTED IN AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY. THE SERIES WILL BE AN IMMINENT TOOL FOR ANY BIOLOGICAL LIBRARY.

Contents: Volume 2 - This book covers all known (14) families, (103) genera and (470) species of the insect order Ephemeroptera from continental South America. It includes updated keys (in English and Spanish) to separate families, genera and species (when possible), as well as complete reference data on each taxon, considering its status, characters, biology and distribution. The book is addressed to specialists in systematics, ecologists, limnologists and biologists in general.

Zoology
Marine Biology


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