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Zookeys. 2018 Feb 5;(734):137-148. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.734.22901. eCollection 2018.

The dating of the fourth volume of Guillaume-Antoine Olivier's "Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des insectes".

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

Despite the title page is dated 1795, the fourth volume of Olivier's Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des insectes was issued in two parts, one probably in 1795 and the second in 1800. All new taxa made available in this work have previously been dated 1795 in the literature. A list of new species described in 1795 and a list of those that have to be dated 1800 are appended. The genus Necrobia should be credited to Latreille, 1797, not Olivier, 1795.

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Coleoptera; beetles; date of publication; literature

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