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Biogeography of Pseudoscorpions in the Mediterranean Regions of the World

  • Valeria Vitali-di Castri
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 7)

Abstract

The Pseudoscorpionida (Arachnida) constitute, from a biogeographical point of view, a very interesting faunal group in mediterranean climate regions, namely the Mediterranean Basin, a part of western North America, central Chile and the south of South Africa and Australia. These regions of the world are the areas where the greatest number of species of Pseudoscorpions is concentrated. Though there is lack of data on the abundance of Pseudoscorpion species in the humid tropics, our preliminary observations on tropical materials tend to confirm that the number of species of this Order is greatest in the mediterranean zones, even when compared with the tropical rain forests.

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Mediterranean Region Mediterranean Climate World Distribution Mediterranean Zone Mediterranean Climate Region 
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