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I believe these new papers are available on the Internet, however I suppose there are several on the forum who have already received them.
It appears that the Australian authors have at least published all of their changes in journals, rather than doing so in an expensive book.
ANNALES ZOOLOGICI (Warszawa), 2020, 70(1): 33-96
A REVIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN MACROTOMINI (COLEOPTERA: CERAMBYCIDAE: PRIONINAE)
MENGJIE JIN, ROGER DE KEYZER, PAUL HUTCHINSON, HONG PANG, ADAM ŚLIPIŃSKI
Abstract.— Australian fauna of the tribe Macrotomini Thomson, 1861 is revised, and 37 species in 16 genera are recognised, illustrated and discussed. Keys to the species are provided. Based on the morphological characters and our previous molecular phylogenetic studies, the following new species are described: Analophus septentrionalis sp. nov., Archetypus marginatus sp. nov., Brephilydia fearni sp. nov., Eurynassa tuberculicollis sp. nov., Hagrides mandibularis sp. nov., and Hermerius occidentalis sp. nov.; the following new taxonomic actions are proposed: Agrianome howei (Olliff) stat. rev., Cnemoplites cnemoplitoides (Thomson) comb. nov., Eurynassa servillei Thomson stat. rev., Eurynassa stigmosa (Newman) stat. rev., Pesudoplites hamali (Lameere) comb. nov., Arimaspes howei Thomson, 1864 = Cnemoplites (Hermerius) intermedia Wilson, 1923 syn. nov., and Cnemoplites (Cnemoplites) hamali Lameere, 1903 =Macrotoma (Pseudoplites) inexpectata Lameere, 1916 syn. nov. Lectotypes are designated for the following species: Prinobius coxalis Gahan, Mallodon jejunum Pascoe, Cnemoplites (Cnemoplites) argodi Lameere, Cnemoplites gahani Lameere, Teispes frenchi Blackburn, Eurynassa servillei Thomson, Cnemoplites (Cnemoplites) blackburni Lameere, and Hermerius impar Newman. Neotypes are designated for the following species: Cnemoplites howei Olliff, Cnemoplites edulis Newman, and Mallodon australis Boisduval. The Holotype specimen of Dioclides prionoides Thomson is discussed and clarified. A checklist to all species of Australian Macrotomini is provided.
Systematic Entomology (2020), DOI: 10.1111/syen.12424
Museomics reveals extensive cryptic diversity of Australian prionine longhorn beetles with implications for their classification and conservation
MENGJIE JIN , ANDREAS ZWICK, ADAM S´LIPIN´SKI, ROGER DE KEYZER and HONG PANG
Abstract. We combined museum collection genomics and morphology to identify new genera and species, and to otherwise revise the taxonomy of the poorly understood Australian longhorn beetles in the subfamily Prioninae. Moreover, we produced a comprehensive DNA reference library for molecular species identification and a first comprehensive molecular phylogeny for all Australian Prioninae, using mitogenomic data. The Prioninae include some of the world’s largest beetles, and their long-lived larvae are major recyclers of solid dead timber, yet these longhorn beetles are rarely seen in nature due to their concealed habits, short adult lifespans and nocturnal habits. Furthermore, many species are difficult to identify using morphological characters. We applied Whole Genome Shotgun (WGS) sequencing to 213 historical museum specimens, representing all morphological types of Australian Prioninae. Complete mitochondrial genomes were obtained for all genera, and at least one mitochondrial protein-coding gene (PCG) was acquired for an additional 141 specimens of Australian Prioninae. Using molecular species delimitation tools, we identified 48 new species of Australian Prioninae, nearly doubling the number of currently recognized Australian species of Prioninae. We assign generic status to Catypnes Pascoe, 1864 stat.r. and Hermerius Newman, 1844 stat.r., propose a new synonymy for Cnemoplites Newman, 1842 (= Paroplites Lameere, 1903 syn.n.), describe six new genera, including Paulhutchinsonia Jin, de Keyzer & ´ Slipi´nski gen.n., Papunya Jin, de Keyzer & ´ Slipi´nski gen.n., Dunmorium Jin, de Keyzer & ´ Slipi´nski gen.n., Hagrides Jin, de Keyzer & ´ Slipi´nski gen.n., Cryptipus Jin, de Keyzer & ´ Slipi´nski gen.n., Geoffmonteithia Jin, de Keyzer & ´ Slipi´nski gen.n., and revise the tribal composition of the Australian Macrotomini. Moreover, our phylogeny of Prioninae provides valuable new insights into the evolutionary origins and nearest relatives of several Australian endemic taxa. Our results emphasize the importance of natural history museums as a repository for information about biodiversity, and highlight the opportunities associated with using museum specimens as a source for molecular data in phylogenetic studies.