oa Madoqua - Structure and pattern of the Namib Desert dune ecosystem at Gobabeb

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



Composition and patterns of the main biotic and abiotic components or the system are outlined. Notes on biology and ecology of 127 recorded animal species are given, with special attention to the apterous arthropods which dominate the system. The results of a one-year trapping survey are used to illustrate habitat preferences, diet activity cycles and seasonal occurrences of the majority of the species. Endemism and geographical distribution of the beetle fauna are discussed.

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