THE COLEOPTERA OF THE GALAPAGOS ESLANDS: OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES NO. XXII
San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences, 1953. First edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. Item #42893
The Coleoptera are not very numerous but they are found on all the islands and some are restriced to rather definite environments as the seacoast, the semiarid lowlands, or the moister highlands. Signature of J. Wyatt Durham on the front cover. Durham was an invertebrate paleontologist and biostratigrapher. After an early career in petroleum exploration, he spent most of his life as curator and professor in the Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Paleontology at the University of California at Berkeley. 181 pages with seven plates and index. Gray thick paper covers printed in black. Covers light toned. A near fine copy.