ERIC Number: ED224721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Basic Taxonomic Literature for the Genera of North American Chironomidae (Diptera) - Adults, Pupae, and Larvae. Bulletin No. 447.
Simpson, Karl W.
A generic list of North American Chironomidae (Diptera) is presented to help aquatic biologists quickly locate important taxonomic references for the adults, larvae, and pupae of each genus. The list (in chart format) includes literature published through 1981. When recent literature is available, older references are omitted, since the purpose of the compilation is to help investigators initiate a literature search. Provided for each genus are references (keyed to adult males, adult females, pupae, and larvae), publication date, page number on which keys and/or descriptions begin, and selected comments. The compilation includes 7 subfamilies: 29 Tanypodinae, 5 Podonominae, 3 Telmatogetoninae, 9 Diamesinae, 4 Prodiamesinae, 66 Orthocladiinae, and 54 Chironominae (14 Tanytarsini, 1 Pseudochironomini, and 39 Chironomini). Subgenera are listed for some (not all) large genera. Because of space and time restrictions, a great deal of important European literature was not included. However, it is noted that a thorough literature search for most North American genera will usually include some European articles. The generic list is followed by a literature citation section and an index. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Museum, Albany.; New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Albany.