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Identification keys

The Keys series

1927-1990. Opredeliteli po faune SSSR, izdavaemye Zoologicheskim muzeem [since 1933 - institutom] Akademii Nauk SSSR. - Keys to the fauna of the USSR published by the Zoological Museum [since 1933 - Institute] of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

1991-> [planned title, nothing published to date]. Opredeliteli zhivotnykh, izdavaemye Zoologicheskim institutom Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. - Keys to animals published by the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In the Fauna series the numbering of issues started with the "New Series" (1935) and in Keys series it was accepted from the beginning; in both series it is continued despite changes of titles. Several dozens of books in both series were translated into English. Most of the translations were ordered by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, NSF, Washington, and published by the Israel Program for Scientific Translation, Jerusalem (19??-19??) and Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi (after 19??).

In the lists below, authors' names are given in transliteration (British Bibliographic System).

Keys to the Fauna of the USSR

Barovskii, V. V. 1931.
Fam. Lycidae (Coleoptera). 28 pp. - (3).
Semenov-Tyan-Shanskiy, A. P., and S. I. Medvedev. 1936.
Keys to the genera and species of the tribe Lethrini (fam. Scarabaeidae). 105 pp. - (18).
Reikhardt, A. N. 1936.
Darkling beetles of the tribe Opatrini of the Palearctic. 224 pp. - (19).
Golovyanko, Z. S. 1936.
Keys to the common larvae of Coleoptera Lamellicornia of the European USSR. 38 pp. - (20).
Medvedev, S. I. 1952.
Larvae of scarabaeid beetles of the USSR fauna. 244 pp. - (47).
Kryzhanovskii, O. L. 1953.
Carabids of the genus Carabus of Middle Asia. 135 pp. - (52).
Bei-Bienko, G. Y. (Ed.). ----.
Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. II. Coleoptera and Strepsiptera. 668 pp. - (89).
Weevils of the subfamily Cleoninae in the USSR fauna. Tribe Lixini. 142 pp. - (95). Translated into English. 1978. New Delhi.
Ogloblin, D. A. and L. N. Medvedev. 1971.
Larvae of leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) of the European part of the USSR. 124 pp. - (106).
Lopatin, I. K. 1977.
Chrysomelidae of Middle Asia and Kazakhstan. 270 pp. - (113).
Savoiskaya, G. I. 1983.
Larvae of coccinellids (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of the USSR fauna. 243 pp. - (137).
Ter-Minasyan, M. E. 1988.
Weevils of the subfamily Cleoninae of the USSR fauna: tribe Cleonini. 234 pp. - (155).