n African Entomology - New distribution records for African whip spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi) : short communications




During a biodiversity survey of Monts Doudou in southwestern Gabon in February and March 2000 (Fisher 2004), a female whip spider (Amblypygi), 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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