By Bernhard A. Huber
This ebook highlights African biodiversity in any respect degrees starting from molecules to ecosystems. significant subject matters are biogeography, speciation techniques, phylogenetic styles and systematics, range decline and conservation, and utilized biodiversity informatics. The forty two contributions are totally on bugs and vertebrates, yet contain botanical papers in addition to extra basic chapters on biodiversity informatics.
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3. 1 Composition of the fauna Scorpionidae and Buthidae respectively comprise 42 % and 34 % of the southern African scorpion species, whereas Liochelidae and Bothriuridae respectively comprise 22 % and 2 % thereof (Fig. 1; Table 1). Despite a similar proportion of species, buthids comprise 54 % of the southern African scorpion genera, whereas scorpionids comprise only 8 %; liochelids and bothriurids respectively comprise 22 % and 15 % thereof. Eighty-one percent of the southern African scorpion species belong to four genera: Opistophthalmus, Parabuthus, Uroplectes, and Hadogenes.
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