Abstract

This list of the types of Coleoptera in the Australian Museum has been compiled with the purpose of assisting workers in the Order, as many enquiries are received both from Australian and overseas students regarding the location of certain types.

With the ever-increasing number of described species and the consequent necessity for access to the types, a knowledge of their present location is imperative. The position is rendered difficult by the transfer of material from private collections to institutions such as this, as in the original descriptions the types are stated to be in the author's collection. Certain collections have been acquired by the Australian Museum, and the types are now housed in its collection, e.g., the A. H. Elston Collection, and types from the H. J. Carter Collection.

Especial difficulty is experienced in tracing the Macleay types, since these are to be found both in the Australian Museum and in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. The types contained in the Australian Museum might, perhaps, be described as type-series, but where they are stated to be Holotype and Paratype in the present list, the specimen bearing the original name label has been selected as the Holotype. Types in the Macleay Museum Collection are not specially indicated as such, and their determination is necessarily a matter of difficulty.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McKeown, 1948, Rec. Aust. Mus. 22(1): 95–139
Author
Keith C. McKeown
Year
1948
Title
A reference list of types of Coleoptera in the Australian Museum
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
22
Issue
1
Start Page
95
End Page
139
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.22.1948.593
Language
English
Date Published
30 June 1948
Cover Date
30 June 1948
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: COLEOPTERA; TYPE SPECIMENS; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; TAXONOMY
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20 May 2009
Reference Number
593
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