TextCatNo TBM 02
Moravec Jiří, 2002: A monograph of the genus Physodeutera. Tiger beetles of Madagascar, volume 2. 21 colour plates, 290 pp. (in English).
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A monograph of the Madagascan endemic genus Physodeutera Lacordaire, 1843 is presented. More than 2400 specimens including relevant type material were examined. As a result of the revision, the monograph basically maintains the last infrageneric classification of the genus as given by Rivalier (1967), but modified to reflect new results, which includes establishment of an additional subgenus. The present monograph distinguishes 65 species with six subspecies arranged into eight subgenera. The introductory part comprises chapters on the history of the taxonomy and nomenclature of Physodeutera, its biology and distribution in Madagascar including the behaviour of adults supplemented with the author’s own experience obtained in the course of five excursions to different areas of Madagascar, history of the research, relations with other genera, detailed morphology, material and methods. The dichotomous key to subgenera and keys to species of each subgenus are compiled. Each species is described in detail and illustrated with original line drawings of important characters and colour photographs.