n African Entomology - Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of the Khnifiss Lagoon National Park, South Morocco : short communications
|Article Title||Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of the Khnifiss Lagoon National Park, South Morocco : short communications|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||F. Sanchez Pinero, R.L. Aalbu and J.M. Herrera-Vega|
|Publication Date||Mar 2009|
|Pages||106 - 109|
The Sahara is the largest desert in the world, spanning many regions and including a high diversity of landscapes (McGinnies et al. 1977). The faunal assemblages of large areas of the Sahara are still poorly known. Even in some relatively well-surveyed regions, e.g. northwestern Sahara (Pierre 1959; Joly et al. 1954) and the coastal region of western Sahara, very little is known yet about the insect fauna. Most information about the insect diversity for this region dates back to the first half of the last century (e.g. Escalera 1933; Español 1943, 1944, 1952), although some more recent monographs have included information on the subject (Schouten 1988). Increasing the knowledge of the insect fauna of this region is all the more crucial when some of these areas are protected, such as the Khnifiss Lagoon National Park in southwestern Morocco.
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