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Culicipedia: species-group, genus-group and family-group names in Culicidae (Diptera).

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This book is a comprehensive compilation of all scientific names introduced at all levels of classification within the Culicidae family since the official start of zoological nomenclature. It is principally a lexicon, divided into sections, most of which contain a comprehensive list of taxonomic names. There are 3 main sections, one each for species-group, genus-group and family-group names. These...

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 229)

Section 7: Some interesting species- and genus-group names.

This section presents a list of some currently valid species- and genus-group names and their derivations applied to Culicidae. The sources of these names fall into the following broad categories: acronyms and institutions; cultures and peoples; habitats and plants; morphological traits; environment and collection sites; perceptions and behavioural attributes; animals; perceived relationships; distinction and uniqueness; and, whimsical, unconventional and ludicrous names.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Section 1: Species-group names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 141) Section 2: Genus-group names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 157) Section 3: Family-group and other suprageneric names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 161) Section 4: Species-group names formed from personal names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 186) Section 5: Species-group names formed from geographical names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 223) Section 6: Genus-group names formed from personal names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 240) Section 8: Phylogenetic classification of composite genus Aedes. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 288) Section 9: Changed spellings of species-group names. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 289) Some thoughts about mosquito taxonomy and nomenclature. Author(s): Harbach, R. E.