I= MORPHO-SYSTEMATIC STUDIES OF SOME CORACOIDS (HETEROPETRA-COREOIDRA) OF PAKISTAN WITH REFERENCE TO HIGHER CLASSIFICATION
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Title of Thesis
MORPHO-SYSTEMATIC STUDIES OF SOME CORACOIDS (HETEROPETRA-COREOIDRA) OF PAKISTAN WITH REFERENCE TO HIGHER CLASSIFICATION

Author(s)
Mohammad Umar Shadab
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi/ Department of Zoology
Session
1972
Subject
Zoology
Number of Pages
398
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
stenocephalidae, rhopalidae, alydiadae, coreidae, coreidea leach, corooidea reuter, corooid families, coreeid families

Abstract
The detailed morphology of the eggs, immature stages, and the external morphological characters of the head, thorax, abdomen and the male and female genitalia of the families stenocephalidae, Rhopalidae, Alydiadae and Coreidae is described, discussed and illustrated with reference to their bearing on higher classification of the super family corcoides

Distant (1902,1908,1948) in difference volumes of the Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma recorded and described fifty-two genera from the sub-continent belonging to the families now included in the super family Coreoidea wherein only twenty genera were recorded from the areas included in Pakistan together with the overlapping areas in Indian assam and west Bengal

In the present studies forty two genera are recorded and described from Pakistan. Twenty genera are new records including ten palaeurctic and one Ethiopian genus

Two new genera are described: Paranotocoris under the tribe phyllomorphini, family Coreidae and Pseudelyorhyssus in the family Rhopalidae. Four new species are described : Pseudolyorhyssus platicornis under the family Rhopalidae. Paranotocoris echinus, Centrocoris orientalis and Fracastorius ahmadi under the family Coreidae. The description of several new species are with-held for more material is awaited for their confirmation

The present studies are undertaken with the hope to fill in the gaps considering the latest approach and trends in morphology and systematics and the results are with the findings reported in the existing literature and on the basis of these charsters already existing phylogenetic ochemes are briefly discussed

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1 0 Contents 0
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2 1 Abstract 1
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3 2 Introduction 2
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4 3 Materials And Methods 4
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5 4 Key To The Retreating Of Figures 6
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6 5 Review Of Literature 9
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  5.1 Part-I: Comparative Morpho -Taxonomic Study Of The Head Capsules Of The Representative Pakistani Coreeid Families 16
  5.2 Part-II: Biology And Morpho -Taxonomic Study Of Nymbhdi Instars Of The Representatives Of Corooid Families Of Pakistan 41
  5.3 Part-III-A: Generic And Super Generic Taxonomy Of The Super Family Corooidea Reuter 152
  5.4 Part-III-B: Generic And Supergenuric Taxonomy Of The Family Coreidea Leach 194
7 6 Summary 378
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  6.1 Acknowledgments 382
  6.2 Literature Cited 384