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Dichopetala and new Related North American Genera
The genus Dichopetala Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 sensu Rehn and Hebard, 1914 is revised, with the description of 6 new genera and 14 new species. (more)
Authors: T. J. Cohn (posthumous), D.R. Swanson, and P. Fontana
Publisher: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
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