Morphology of Baridinae and Related Groups
(Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
ZooKeys, No.10

By Steven R. Davis
December 2009
ISBN: 9789546424860
136 pages,Illustrated
$69.50 Paper Original

This volume contains the first comprehensive review of baridine morphology to date and attempts to present this morphological diversity in a comparative framework by including comparisons of other weevil subfamilies thought to be more closely related. Although this is by no means an exhaustive treatment, it is in hope that this study provides a better understanding of the evolution of this large radiation and the similarities and differences that comprise this group and outline its boundaries.

By including over 1000 figures, it was a desire to cover as much of the morphological variation within Baridinae as possible, however, much remains that is not included here. This treatment is being presented in advance of a cladistic analysis of the subfamily based on morphology, thus much of this review pertains to describing structures worthy of inclusion in phylogenetic studies.

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