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Description and phylogeny of a new Neotropical genus of Acalyptini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae) associated with the staminodes of Cyclanthaceae

Cardona-Duque, Juliana; Franz, Nico M.

Cardona-Duque, Juliana, Franz, Nico M. (2012): Description and phylogeny of a new Neotropical genus of Acalyptini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae) associated with the staminodes of Cyclanthaceae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166 (3): 559-623, DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00851.x, URL:
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