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Fauna of Arabia, Volume 20: Special Issue on Socotra Archipelago

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Series: Fauna of Arabia (formerly Fauna of Saudi Arabia) Volume: 20

By: Friedhelm Krupp (Editor), Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz (Preface By), Saleh bin Abdulrahman Al-Athel (Foreword By), Mohamed Lutfi Al-Eriani (Foreword By)

548 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w line drawings, tables

Karger Libri

Hardback | Sep 2004 | #136780 | ISBN: 3929907720
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This special issue is devoted to the fauna of the Socotra Archipelago. The objectives of this volume are: to contribute to a biodiversity inventory for the benefit of the international scientific community, local scientists and decisionmakers in environmental management and conservation; to provide scientific baseline information for accurate species identification; and to contribute to a faunistic and biogeographical analysis of the Archipelagos unique terrestrial and marine biota.


Preface: H.R.H. Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz   1
Foreword: H.E. Prof. Dr Saleh Al-Athel   3
Foreword: H.E. Dr Mohamed Lutfi  Al-Eriani   5
Introduction: Editors   6
Di Micco De Santo, T. & Zandri, E.: Main features of the Socotra Archipelago and ongoing conservation efforts   9
Fleitmann, D., Matter, A., Burns, S.J., Al-Subbary, A. & Al-Aowah, M.A.: Geology and Quaternary climate history of Socotra   27
Klaus, R. & Turner, J.R.: The marine biotopes of the Socotra Archipelago   45

DeVantier, L., De’Ath, G., Klaus, R., Al-Moghrabi, S., Abdulaziz, M., Reinicke, G.B. & Cheung, C.: Reef-building corals and coral communities of the Socotra Archipelago, a zoogeographic ‘crossroads’ in the Arabian Sea   117

Van Damme, K. & Segers, H.: Anomopus telphusae Piovanelli, 1903, an epizoic bdelloid (Rotifera: Bdelloidea) on the Socotran endemic crab Socotrapotamon socotrensis (Hilgendorf, 1883)   169

Würmli, M.: A new species of Thereuonema (Chilopoda: Scutigeromorpha) from Socotra Island   177

Mazzini, I. & Sardella, R.: Notes on the freshwater ostracods (Arthropoda: Crustacea) and on the Quaternary deposits of Socotra   181
Van Damme, K., Dumont, H.J. & Weekers, P.H.H.: Anostraca (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) from Socotra Island: A new Branchipodopsis and its relationship with its African and Asian congeners   193
Taiti, S. & Ferrara, F.: The terrestrial Isopoda (Crustacea: Oniscidea) of the Socotra Archipelago   211

Weygoldt, P. & Van Damme, K.: A new troglomorphic whip spider of the genus Charinus (Amblypygi: Charinidae) from Socotra Island   327
Rheims, C.A. Brescovit, A.D. & van Harten, A.: Hersiliidae (Araneae) of Yemen, with description of a new species of Hersilia Audouin, 1826 from Socotra Island   335
Alderweireldt, M. & van Harten, A.: A preliminary study of the wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) of the Socotra Archipelago   349

Mendes, L.F.: Zygentoma (Insecta) from the Socotra Archipelago   357
Barra, J.-A.: Springtails of the genus Seira Lubbock, 1869 (Collembola: Entomobryidae) from Socotra Island   399
Haas, F., Pohl, H. & Wranik, W.: Dermaptera of the Socotra Archipelago, with the description of a new species   409
zur Strassen, R.: On some Thysanoptera (Insecta) from Socotra Island   421
Adlbauer, K.: A new species of Iranobrium (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Obriini) from Socotra Island   431
Cassola, F. & Pohl, H.: The female of Socotrana labroturrita Cassola & Wranik, 1998 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)   435
Schawaller, W.: New species and records of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) from the Socotra Archipelago   439
Toskina, I.N.: A new species of Clada Pascoe, 1887 (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) from the Socotra Archipelago   459
Wewalka, G.: Dytiscidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Socotra Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species   463
Collingwood, C.A., Pohl, H., Güsten, R., Wranik, W. & van Harten, A.: The ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Socotra Archipelago   473
Greathead, D.J.: Bombylioidea (Diptera) from the Socotra Archipelago: A new species of Phthiria Meigen, 1803, and a checklist of species   497

Rösler, H. & Wranik, W.: A key and annotated checklist to the reptiles of the Socotra Archipelago   505

Gedeon, K. & Neumann, V.: Notes on Socotra starling Onychognathus frater Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881 and Somali starling O. blythii Hartlaub, 1859 (Aves) on Socotra Island   535

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