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Key to the Dung Beetles of eastern New South Wales

This key enables the user to identify adults of the dung beetles (family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Scarabaeinae) found in NSW between the coast and the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The species included are those known to occur in this region, with additional species from the collection of the Australian Museum. It has been designed for use by people with a range of skill levels in the identification of insects. The terminology has been simplified as much as possible and notes and images are attached for each of the taxa and character states to assist in interpretation. Links to definitions are included for many terms, and an extensive glossary is also included.

We thank the scientists whose taxonomic work has allowed us to construct this identification guide: Eric Matthews (South Australian Museum), Geoff Monteith (Queensland Museum), Ross Storey (Queensland Department of Primary Industries) and Tom Weir (Australian National Insect Collection). Tom provided many identifications of the difficult species. Geoff Williams (Taree) made valuable comments on an early draft of the key.

Many thanks to our colleagues Gareth Carter, Michael Elliott and Rossanna Silviera, who provided feedback on the key or provided support at crucial stages of the project. Particular thanks to Matthew Bulbert, who took many of the beetle photographs.

Australian Museum

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 14/12/2016 Views: 1706
Key Author(s): Australian Museum Key Publisher: Australian Museum Key Version: 1.0
Plants and Fungi of south western New South Wales

This key is designed for anyone who has an interest in finding out about the plants of south western New South Wales. It includes about 1100 species, accompanied by over 3000 images. The key uses a limited number of easily seen characters using a minimum of technical terms to help with identification of plants. It is not designed to key out to a single species, though sometimes it does. It is designed to narrow down the possibilities of what the plant might be to a limited number of species. The photos may then help you decide what your plant is.

In most cases, the use of a hand lens is not necessary for identification. Identification needing the use of even a low power microscope, or a detailed knowledge of technical terms is beyond the scope of the key. The character "ligules" (for grasses) is the only character in the key that requires a hand lens. A hand lens will also be helpful for other characters e.g. "spikelet length" for grasses with small seeds.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 14/12/2016 Views: 1590
Key Author(s): Betty Wood Key Version: 1.0
NudiKey

An illustrated, interactive key to the Australian heterobranch sea slug families

The Australia heterobranch sea slugs not only have popular appeal among the public but they also hold scientific importance. NudiKey provides a simple, interactive tool to assist with their identification and an opportunity for users to become familiar with the external diagnostic characteristics found in this highly speciose group of gastropod molluscs. NudiKey summarises the essential characteristics of the epibenthic families and, using high quality photographs of living animals, comprises a comprehensively illustrated, user-friendly, interactive key.

Author: MATTHEW J. NIMBS

Southern Cross University
National Marine Science Centre

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 23/11/2016 Views: 1436
Key Author(s): MATTHEW J. NIMBS Key Publisher: Southern Cross University, National Marine Science Centre Key Version: 1.0
Tomato diagnostic key

Demonstration

Posted By: Prof. Geoff Norton Last Updated: 13/09/2016 Views: 1879
Key Author(s): NSW DPI Key Publisher: Identic Key Version: 0.1
Prymnesiophyte Key

Prymnesiophyte Key

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 24/08/2016 Views: 1802
Key Author(s): Australian Antarctic Division Key Version: 1.0
Prasinophyte key

Prasinophyte key

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 24/08/2016 Views: 1432
Key Author(s): Australian Antarctic Division Key Version: 1.0
Incertae Sedis

Incertae Sedis

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 24/08/2016 Views: 1094
Key Author(s): Australian Antarctic Division Key Version: 1.0
Euglenoid key

Euglenoid key

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 24/08/2016 Views: 757
Key Author(s): Australian Antarctic Division Key Version: 1.0
Coccolithophore Key

Coccolithophore Key

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 24/08/2016 Views: 707
Key Author(s): Australian Antarctic Division Key Version: 1.0
Chrysophyte Key

Chrysophyte Key

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: 24/08/2016 Views: 704
Key Author(s): Australian Antarctic Division Key Version: 1.0
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