Volume 1
Edited by Enio Cano

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala


With 36 articles, this book edited by world famous entomologist Enio Cano, covers a wide variety of subjects regarding Guatemala´s biodiversity.

The first 3 Chapters review recent scientific research regarding the Historical and Geological process of the formation of Guatemala.

The following 13 Chapters describe recent advances in specific topics of Guatemala´s Floral diversity.
The last chapters discuss mollusks, arthropods and vertebrates of Guatemala

Book excerpt:
“This book gathers for the first time the synthesis from various taxa distribuited in Guatemala from the Biologia Centrali Americana (1881-1915)….It includes the collaboration of 52 authors from 9 countries that collaborated in 36 different chapters”

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CONTENIDO

ORIGENES DE LA BIOTA DE GUATEMALA

1. El origen paleo geográfico de la biota de Guatemala.

Manuel Iturralde-Vinent ................................................................... 1

2. The history of the vegetation of Guatemala: Cretaceous and Tertiary.

Alan Graham .................................................................................. 7

3. La vegetación de Guatemala durante el Pleistoceno Terminal y Holoceno.

Gerald A. Islebe & Barbara Leyden ................................................. 15

DIVERSIDAD DE LA FLORA

4. Flora of Guatemala revisited.

Sandra Knapp & Gerrit Davidse ...................................................... 25

5. Introducción al estudio de la diversidad de briofitas de Guatemala.

Virginia Freire & Noris Salazar Allen ................................................ 49

6. Las Hepáticas (Bryophyta) de Guatemala.

Virginia Freire ............................................................................... 55

7. Aporte al catálogo de musgos de Guatemala.

Noris Salazar Allen, José E. De García & Clementina Chung .............. 69

8. The Araceae of Guatemala.

Thomas Croat & Jay P. Vannini ..................................................... 147

9. Diversidad, distribución e importancia económica de Smilax (Smilacaceae) de Guatemala.

AnaLu de MacVean ...................................................................... 163

10. Diversidad, distribución e importancia económica de las Agavaceae de Guatemala.

Abisaí J. García-Mendoza ............................................................. 175

11. Diversity, distribution, ecology and economic importante of Guatemalan orchids.

Margaret A. Dix & Michael W. Dix ................................................. 187

12. Diversity, distribution, ecology and economic importante of Bromeliaceae in Guatemala.

Michael W. Dix & Margaret A. Dix................................................. 199

13. Los muérdagos de Guatemala (Loranthaceae, Viscaceae y Eremolepidaceae: diversidad, distribución e importancia económica.

Elfriede Pöll ............................................................................... 211

14. Diversidad del genero Phaseolus (Leguminosae) en Guatemala.

José Vicente Martínez Arévalo .................................................... 219

15. Diversidad y distribución de las Cactaceae en Guatemala.

Salvador Arias & Mario Esteban Véliz Pérez ................................. 229

16. Diversidad, fitogeografía y estado de conservación de las Asclepiadaceae de Guatemala.

W. D. Stevens & Olga Martha Montiel .......................................... 239

17. A checklist of the Solanaceae of Guatemala.

Sandra Knapp, Marian Stafford & Manida Martínez ....................... 259

DIVERSIDAD DE LA FAUNA

18. Las conchas y caracoles marinos de Guatemala.

Lucia M. Prado ......................................................................... 283

19. Los vinagrones de Guatemala (Arácnida: Thelyphonida).

Carlos Vízquez N. & Luis F. De Armas .......................................... 299

20. Los amblipígidos (Arácnida> Amblypygi) de Guatemala.

Carlos Vízquez N. & Luis F. De Armas .......................................... 307

21. Estado del conocimiento de los Odonata (Insecta) de Guatemala.

Byron González Callejas ............................................................ 319

22. The Fulgoridae (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha) of Guatemala.

Geert Goemans ........................................................................ 337

23. Tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cincidelidae) of Guatemala: A Preliminary survey.

Ronald Huber, David W. Brzoska, John A. Shetterly & John Stamatov.................................................................................. 345

24. The Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Guatemala

Frank Hovore ........................................................................... 363

25. Passalidae (Coleoptera) de Mesoamérica: diversidad y biogeografía.

Jack C. Schuster ....................................................................... 379

26. El género Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) en Guatemala.

José Monzón Sierra ................................................................... 393

27. Los Ctenuchinae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) de la Republica de Guatemala: Una síntesis preliminar.

Fernando Hernández-Baz & Anna Cristina Bailey ......................... 403

28. Análisis preliminar de la Subfamilia Pericopinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Arctiidae) de Guatemala.

Anna Cristina Bailey, Fernando Hernández-Baz & José Monzón Sierra..................................................................................... 315

29. La familia Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) en Guatemala.

José Monzón Sierra & Jean Haxaire .......................................... 423

30. Los Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) de Guatemala.

Mercedes V. Barrios, Claudio A. Méndez & George T. Austin ........431

31. The Streblid bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae) of Guatemala.

Carl W. Dick .......................................................................... 441

32. Checklist of the fleas (Siphonaptera) of Guatemala.

Ralph P. Eckerlin .................................................................... 453

33. Los peces de las aguas interiores de Guatemala.

P. Herman Kihn Pineda, Enio B. Cano & Alfy Morales ................. 457

34. Anfibios y reptiles de Guatemala: una breve síntesis con bibliografía.

Manuel Acevedo .................................................................... 487

35. Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica.

Knut Eisermann & Claudia Avendaño....................................... 525

36. Land and freshwater mammals of Guatemala: Faunal documentation and diversity.

Timothy J. McCarthy & Sergio G. Pérez C. ............................... 625

 

First Posted August 2007.

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