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By Bernhard A. Huber

This booklet highlights African biodiversity in any respect degrees starting from molecules to ecosystems. significant subject matters are biogeography, speciation techniques, phylogenetic styles and systematics, variety decline and conservation, and utilized biodiversity informatics. The forty two contributions are totally on bugs and vertebrates, yet comprise botanical papers in addition to extra common chapters on biodiversity informatics.

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1. Proportion of species in the families and genera of southern African scorpions. 2. Proportion of endemic species in the families and genera of southern African scorpions. Lorenzo Prendini 34 Forty-six percent of the genera and 96 % of the species of scorpions recorded from southern Africa are endemic to the subregion (Table 2). Scorpionids and buthids comprise 43 % and 34 % of southern African endemics, respectively (Fig. 2). Ninety-seven percent of the scorpionid species and 96 % of the buthid species recorded from southern Africa are endemic.

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