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Acknowledgements I thank the following museum curators and staff for all their assistance while working in the collections under their care: Paul Sweet and Mary LeCroy (American Museum of Natural History); Gerald Mayr (Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main) and Malgorzata Adamczewska (Museum and Institute of Zoology, Warsaw). I also thank Robert Prŷs-Jones and Paul Salaman of the Natural History Museum/Project Biomap for the opportunity to visit the above-mentioned museums.