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Fauna of Arabia, Volume 21

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Series: Fauna of Arabia (formerly Fauna of Saudi Arabia) Volume: 21

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

490 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, b/w distribution maps, tables

Karger Libri

Hardback | Mar 2006 | #154018 | ISBN: 3929907755
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About this book

The Arabian Peninsula lies at the intersection of three major biogeographic realms: the Palaearctic to the north, the Afrotropical to the west, and the Oriental to the east. Its recent geological past and the great variety of its landscapes and climates are reflected in a complex natural history and a rich, diverse and unique fauna. The seas surrounding Arabia are among the most important repositories of biological diversity on earth.

This series has documented the animal species of this fascinating region since 1979. In this time, more than 1 450 new taxa have been described in this comprehensive and up-to-date reference work. Volume 21 contains a series of papers on arachnids, insects and mammals.


Contents

General
Preface: H.R.H. Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz   1
Foreword: H.E. Dr Saleh bin Abdulrahman Al-Athel   3
Introduction: Editors   4
ARNOLD, E.N.: John Gasperetti, 1920 – 2001   7
KRUPP, F. , APEL, M., HAMOUD, A., SCHNEIDER, W. & ZAJONZ, U.: Zoological survey in the Red Sea coastal zone of Yemen   11

Arachnids
HENDRIXSON, B.E.: Buthid scorpions of Saudi Arabia, with notes on other families (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Liochelidae, Scorpionidae)   33
GASPARO, F. & VAN HARTEN, A.: A new species of the spider genus Dysdera Latreille, 1804 (Araneae: Dysderidae) from Yemen   121
SAARISTO, M.I. & VAN HARTEN, A.: The oonopid spiders (Araneae: Oonopidae) of mainland Yemen   127
RHEIMS, C.A., BRESCOVIT, A.D. & VAN HARTEN, A.: The genus Scytodes Latreille, 1804 (Araneae: Scytodidae) in Yemen, with descriptions of three new species   159
HARVEY, M.S.: The schizomid fauna (Arachnida: Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) of the Arabian Peninsula and Somalia   167

Insects
ZUR STRASSEN, R. & VAN HARTEN, A.: Records of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from Yemen, with comments on nocturnal flight activities   179
BURCKHARDT, D. & VAN HARTEN, A.: Jumping plant-lice (Insecta: Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Yemen   189
RAIMUNDO, A.C., FÜRSCH, H. & VAN HARTEN, A.: Notes on the ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Yemen, with the description of two new species   217
SCHAWALLER, W.: First record of the subfamily Cossyphodinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Socotra Archipelago   247
MEREGALLI, M. & COLONNELLI, E.: The genus Ocladius Schönherr, 1825 (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Curculionidae) in the Arabian subregion, with description of six new species   251
OLMI, M. & VAN HARTEN, A.: Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of Yemen, with revised keys to the species of the Arabian Peninsula   307
GADALLAH, N.S. & BOSLY, H.A.: Diptera associated with camels in the Jeddah region, western Saudi Arabia   339
HARRIS, K.M. & VAN HARTEN, A.: Records of predaceous Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) on mealybugs (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) in Yemen   351
HANCOCK, E.G.: Records of craneflies (Diptera: Tipulidae and Limoniidae) from Yemen including new species   357
MERZ, B., VAN AARTSEN, B., WHITE, I.M. & VAN HARTEN, A.: Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of Yemen   365
DAWAH, H.A. & ABDULLAH, M.A.: The Ephydridae (Diptera: Brachycera: Muscomorpha) of south-western Saudi Arabia   383
DEEMING, J.C.: Agromyzidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) from the Arabian Peninsula   395

Mammals
OLFERMANN, E. & HENDRICHS, H.: Socioecology of Rueppell’s fox, Vulpes rueppellii (Schinz, 1825), at Mahazat as-Said, Saudi Arabia   425


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