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A Checklist of the Burrowing Mayfly Family Ephemeridae

J. M. Hwang, Y. J. Bae and W. P. McCafferty

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780520098688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943803 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0012
A Checklist of the Burrowing Mayfly Family Ephemeridae

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This chapter provides an up-to-date checklist of the species and higher taxa of the burrowing mayfly family Ephemeridae, with their original and selected secondary reference sources and known distributional data for further revisionary studies of the family. The checklist includes 96 species, seven genera and two subfamilies. The chapter explains that the members of the Ephemeridae family are nearly cosmopolitan and that they inhabit fine substrates such as gravel, sand, and silt.

Keywords: Ephemeridae; burrowing mayfly; secondary reference sources; distributional data; fine substrates

Chapter.  3934 words. 

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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