The Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs succeeded the Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series, and was published irregularly from 1976 to 1992 (Numbers 1 to 13). This memoirs series included articles, symposia, or other works considered too lengthy for publication in the parent journal (Great Basin Naturalist).
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Last Issue: Volume 13 (1992) A Catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera), Part 2: Taxonomic Index
Explanation and Abstract for Volumes A and B
Explanation.—Great Basin Naturalist Memoir 13 was published in two continuously paginated parts. Those parts were called "Volume A" and "Volume B" and were bound into separate books. They are published here in Scholars Archive as one work, though the front and end matter for each bound book have separate entries.
Abstract.—Cataloged in two volumes is the world fauna of Scolytidae (including two subfamilies, 25 tribes, 225 genera, and about 5,182 species) and of Platypodidae (including three subfamilies, seven tribes, and 1,463 species). The higher categories are listed phylogenetically, together with pertinent bibliographic citations of literature listed in a previously published bibliography. Within each genus the species are listed alphabetically together with: (1) a citation of the original description (and original genus, if different from the present genus), (2) the kind of type and its sex, if known, (3) type locality (with lectotype designation, if applicable), (4) type repository, (5) a representation of published figures, (6) geographical distribution, (7) host distribution, (8) three categories of notes, and (9) citations of references to all published literature from 1758 to 1991. Reference citations for each species are divided into eight subject areas, with authors listed alphabetically (including year and page citations) within each of the subject areas. Synonyms for genera and for species-group names are listed by chronological priority below the valid name for the taxon together with type validation data, notes, and references. Infrasubspecific names are cited under notes of the valid taxon. An appendix to the catalog includes: (a) a world host-list, with the beetle species reported to attack each plant species listed, and (b) a supplement to the previously published bibliography (Wood & Bright 1987) that updates the original to the end of 1989. An index lists all nominate taxa and their associated nomen nudums. This is the first serious attempt to catalog the world fauna of Scolytidae since 1910 and Platypodidae since 1914.
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Introduction (English, French, German, and Spanish)
Stephen L. Wood and Donald E. Bright Jr.