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Description of two new species and phylogenetic reassessment of Perelleschus O'Brien & Wibmer, 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with a complete taxonomic concept history of Perelleschus sec. Franz & Cardona-Duque, 2013


Nico M. Franz, Juliana Cardona-Duque (2013): Description of two new species and phylogenetic reassessment of Perelleschus O'Brien & Wibmer, 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with a complete taxonomic concept history of Perelleschus sec. Franz & Cardona-Duque, 2013. Systematics and Biodiversity 11 (2): 209-236, DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2013.806371



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