n African Entomology - New distribution records for African whip spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi) : short communications
|Article Title||New distribution records for African whip spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi) : short communications|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 CEREP, France, 2 American Museum of Natural History, USA, 3 University of the Western Cape, 4 California Academy of Sciences, USA, 5 Iziko South African Museum and 6 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||245 - 246|
During a biodiversity survey of Monts Doudou in southwestern Gabon in February and March 2000 (Fisher 2004), a female whip spider (Amblypygi), Phrynichus exophthalmus Whittick, 1940, carrying her offspring was collected. It is the first record of this species from Gabon. The species is widespread in central Africa and has been recorded from Cameroon (type locality), the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania (Weygoldt 1998; Harvey 2003).
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