The Genus Platycerus of East Asia
Date of publication: March, 2010
Author: Yuki Imura
Publisher: Roppon-Ashi Entomological Books
ISBN: 978-4-902649-06-2
Retail price: JPY16,000ipostage excludedj
Hard cover, 240pp. full color, 1580g
In Japanese, but mostly with English translation, partly in Chinese




This book is a comprehensive literature of genus Platycerus (Coleoptera, Lucanidae) of East Asia.
It is not only a simple monograph of the genus, but also provide original descriptions, keys, distributional map, history of study, notes on molecular study, ecological notes with many nature photos.
This book contains all information on genus Platycerus, the latest book with highest quality work done by Dr. Imura.

- dealing all known 31 species and subspecies of Platycerus from East Asia

- providing a check list of the genus Platycerus of the world, molecular phylogeny of the tribe Platycerini of the world, key to the species of the genus Platycerus of East Asia for both male and female in both English and Japanese

- morphological or ecological photos are presented at 1300 high quality photos with beautiful printing, including morphology of internal sac of male genitalia of all species

- providing original descriptions, keys, distributional variation, history of study, notes on molecular study, ecological notes in both English and Japanese


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