The type specimens of Orthoptera described by American entomologists in the collection of the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève

John Hollier, Sam William Heads

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Abstract

The Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève (MHNG) collection, which includes that of Henri de Saussure, contains many type specimens of Orthoptera from the Americas. Most of these were deposited by the North American entomologists Lawrence Bruner and Morgan Hebard, who received loans from or worked directly on the collection, even though their main collections are deposited in North American institutions. The eighty five species or sub-species described by American entomologists and represented by type specimens in the MHNG collection are here listed by family; the number, sex and type status of the specimens is given, along with the depository of the holotype or lectotype if it is not in the MHNG collection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalRevue Suisse de Zoologie
Volume121
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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Keywords

  • Acrididae
  • Joseph Hancock
  • Samuel Scudder
  • Tetrigidae

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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