Annotated checklist of the Carabidae (Coleoptera) of the Socotra Archipelago

Felix Ron F. F. L., Farkač Jan, Suleiman Ahmed Saeed
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(supplementum 2): 75-106, 2012
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Abstract: The extensive material of Carabidae collected during expeditions to the Socotra Archipelago between 1999 and 2010 was studied. A total of 50 carabid species-group taxa were recognised, of which 42 were identified at species level, while eight morpho-species remain unnamed. Four species appear to be endemic to the island; 30 species are recorded here for Socotra for the first time. The majority of the Carabidae fauna of Socotra consists of species occurring in Africa and on the Arabian Peninsula. One species is cosmopolitan.
Key words: Coleoptera, Carabidae, new records, Yemen, Socotra
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