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Habitats, Flora, Mammals, and Wasps of Gebel 'Uweinat, Libyan Desert
Dale J. Osborn and Karl V. Krombein
18 pages, 13 figures, 1 table
1969 (Date of Issue: 27 August 1969)
Number 11, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.11
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The habitats at Gebel 'Uweinat, Libyan Desert, at the juncture of Egypt, Libya, and Sudan, are described and illustrated by photographs. Annotated lists are presented of the 55 species of plants collected there, 6 species of mammals, and 30 species of wasps.


Tracheotaxy as a Generic Criterion in Himantariidae, with Proposal of Two New Bothriogastrine Genera (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha)
R. E. Crabill, Jr.
9 pages, 23 figures
1969 (Date of Issue: 13 August 1969)
Number 12, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.12
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Two new Bothriogastrine genera are proposed and based upon three species, two of them new, thereby recording for the first time the presence of the subfamily in the New World. The characterizations utilize a new intertaxic criterion, tracheotaxy, the study of tracheal configurations and patterns, which is introduced herein and described. Some evolutionary inferences are suggested. Additionally, other new criteria are employed, e.g., the nature of the pretarsal parungues. A key to all known Bothriogastrine genera is appended.


An Illustrated Key to the Families of the Order Teuthoidea (Cephalopoda)
Clyde F. E. Roper, Richard E. Young and Gilbert L. Voss
32 pages, 2 figures, 16 plates, 1 table
1969 (Date of Issue: 18 August 1969)
Number 13, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.13
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A dichotomous key to the twenty-five families of cephalopods of the order Teuthoidea is presented. A supplementary chart of basic, external teuthoid characters is included. Representatives of each family are illustrated. The current state of systematics within each family is briefly discussed.


Indian Ocean Kinorhyncha: 1, Condyloderes and Sphenoderes, New Cyclorhagid Genera
Robert P. Higgins
13 pages, 23 figures, 3 tables
1969 (Date of Issue: 13 August 1969)
Number 14, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.14
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Condyloderes multispinosus (McIntyre, 1962), new genus, new combination; Condyloderes paradoxus, new species; and Sphenoderes indicus, new genus, new species (phylum Kinorhyncha) are described from the coasts of Scotland and India.


A Monograph of the Cephalopoda of the North Atlantic: The Family Joubiniteuthidae
Richard E. Young and Clyde F. E. Roper
10 pages, 6 figures, 1 table
1969 (Date of Issue: 13 August 1969)
Number 15, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.15
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Joubiniteuthis portieri (Joubin, 1912) is redescribed on the basis of new material from the Atlantic Ocean. Valdemaria danae Joubin, 1931, is synonymized with Joubiniteuthis portieri, and the peculiar hectocotylus previously described for V. danae is shown to be an artifact. The validity of the family Joubiniteuthidae Naef is confirmed. The Joubiniteuthidae is thought to be most closely related to the Mastigoteuthidae and Promachoteuthidae.


Bredin-Archbold-Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica: The Mosquitoes of Dominica (Diptera: Culicidae)
Alan Stone
8 pages
1969 (Date of Issue: 9 July 1969)
Number 16, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.16
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Twenty-two species of mosquitoes are reported from the island of Dominica, seventeen for the first time. The synonymy of Wyeomyia medioalbipes (Lutz) is discussed and W. adelpha Dyar and Knab is resurrected, with W. ablabes Dyar and Knab and W. rolonca Dyar and Knab placed as synonyms of it. Notes on biology and distribution are given for all species.


The Taxonomic Status of the Controversial Genera and Species of Parrotfishes with a Descriptive List (Family Scaridae)
Leonard P. Schultz
49 pages, 2 figures, 8 plates, 13 tables
1969 (Date of Issue: 10 December 1969)
Number 17, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.17
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This, the second major paper on scarid fishes by the author, discusses several difficult-to-identify species and brings together under one taxon certain males and females, previously thought to represent two or more species. Taxonomically controversial genera and species in the late Dr. J. L. B. Smith's two major papers (1956, 1958) on parrotfishes are correlated with conclusions reached in this report.

Included is a current descriptive list (with 38 color illustrations) of 11 genera, 5 subgenera, 68 species, and 5 subspecies. Important taxonomic changes: Scarus fehlmanni, new species from the Red Sea, is placed in the subgenus Xenoscarops Schultz along with Scarus perrico (Jordan and Gilbert). The genus Scarus Forskål is divided into three subgenera: Scarus Forskål, Xenoscarops Schultz, and Callyodon Scopoli. Sparisoma Swainson is divided into two subgenera: Callyodontichthys Bleeker and Sparisoma Swainson. Scarops Schultz is monotypic. Pseudoscarus jordani Jenkins, Callyodon africanus Smith, and Scarus paluca Gosline and Brock are synonyms of Scarops rubroviolaceous (Bleeker). Bolbometopon Smith, with Cetoscarus Smith as a synonym, has two species: B. muricatus Cuvier and Valenciennes and B. bicolor (Rüppell). Scarus pulchellus Rüppell is the adult female of B. bicolor. Ypsiscarus Schultz has two species, Y. ovifrons (Temminck and Schlegel) and Y. oedema Snyder. Scarus harid Forskål has three subspecies: harid Forskål, longiceps Cuvier and Valenciennes, and vexillus (Smith). Hipposcarus schultzi Smith is a synonym of S. h. longiceps. Scarus microrhinos Bleeker and S. strongylocephalus Bleeker are synonyms of S. gibbus Rüppell.

Neotypes were established for Scarus psittacus Forskål, Scarus forsteri Cuvier and Valenciennes, and S. sordidus Forskål. A lectotype was selected for Scarus quoyi Cuvier and Valenciennes. Also lectotypes were selected for Scarus baliensis Bleeker, S. bataviensis Bleeker, S. quoyi Cuvier and Valenciennes.


Nearctic Walshiidae Notes and New Taxa (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea)
Ronald W. Hodges
30 pages, 46 figures
1969 (Date of Issue: 6 August 1969)
Number 18, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.18
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Knowledge concerning the Nearitic members of the Walshiidae is made current by presenting new information concerning distribution and food plants; describing 14 species (Periploca hostiata, hortatrix, P. opinatrix, P. devia, P. dipapha, P. labes, Aeaea placatrix, Sorhagenia baucidis, S. pexa, Siskiwitia alticolans, Perimede eremos, P. parilis, P. circitor, P. maniola) and one genus (Siskiwitia) as new; presenting new keys to separate species of Periploca, Sorhagenia, and Perimede; and presenting a list of the known species.


Life History Notes on Some Egyptian Solitary Wasps and Bees and Their Associates (Hymenoptera: Aculeata)
Karl V. Krombein
18 pages, 28 figures
1969 (Date of Issue: 13 August 1969)
Number 19, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.19
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cal notes are presented on seven Egyptian wasps: Chrysura pustulosa (Abeille), Chrysis episcopalis Spinola, Eumenes mediterraneus Kriechbaumer, Rhynchium oculatum (Fabricius), Telostegus melanurus (Klug), Trypoxylon aegyptium Kohl, and Philanthus triangulum abdelcader (Lepeletier); seven Egyptian bees: Hylaeus adspersa (Alfken), Heriades moricei Friese, Osmia latreillei (Spinola), O. aurantiaca Stanek, Megachile variscopa Pérez, M. minutissima Radoszkowski, and M. flavipes (Spinola); and on the sarcophagid fly Miltogrammidium chivae Rohdendorf, parasitic on an unknown species of Megachile bee.


Five Species of Deep-Water Cyclopoid Copepods from the Plankton of the Gulf of Alaska
Gayle A. Heron and David M. Damkaer
24 pages, 28 figures, 1 table
1969 (Date of Issue: 23 September 1969)
Number 20, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
DOI: 10.5479/si.00810282.20
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This report considers five species of Cyclopoida found in samples collected from 340 to 1275 meters in the Gulf of Alaska. Lubbockia wilsonae, new species, is described. Other descriptions are given for Lubbockia glacialis, Pseudolubbockia dilatata, Ratania atlantica, and Pontoeciella abyssicola.


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