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Coleopterology in Laos - an introduction to the nature of the country and its coleopterological exploration

Geiser, Michael and Nagel, Peter. (2013) Coleopterology in Laos - an introduction to the nature of the country and its coleopterological exploration. In: Beetle diversity of Laos Part 1, Part 1. Basel, pp. 11-46.

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Abstract

An introduction to the physical environment of Laos is provided, including vegetation, fauna,conservation and habitat types, intended to serve as general background information for entomologicalresearch in that country. An overview of the history of entomological – particularly coleopterological – surveysin Laos is provided, including information about collectors and the places in which their material is deposited.A detailed list of localities surveyed in the course of the seven Laos expeditions undertaken by the BaselNatural History Museum (2003–2012, all organised by Michel Brancucci), is provided, including associateddata such as geographical coordinates, altitude and collecting dates. A comparison between existing samplinglocalities and the available habitats in Laos reveals the coleopterologically least-explored areas, such as themontane rain forests of both the Annamite range along the border to Vietnam, and the Luangprabang rangewest of the River Mekong, as well as the lowland habitats east and west of the southernmost section of theMekong.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Biogeographie (Nagel)
UniBasel Contributors:Geiser, Michael F. and Nagel, Peter
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Book Chapter
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Stiftung Pro Entomologia
ISBN:978-3-7234-0101-9
Series Name:Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey
Issue Number:34
Note:Also published in: Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey. - Basel : Stiftung Pro Entomologia. - Bd. 34 (2013), S. 11-46 -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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