Although I found six new species during the course of this study, it is highly likely that more new species of Paralimosina will be discovered in the future, since the morphological variety among the Afrotropical
species of Paralimosina seems to be the widest.
They are distributed in the Palaearctic region (16 species), the Nearctic region (13 species), the Neotropical region (4 species), the Oriental region (3 species) and the Afrotropical
region (2 species) (Woodley 2001; Hauser 2002; Nartshuk 2004).
species of the myrmicine ant genera Cardiocondyla, Leptothorax, Melissotarsus, Messor and Cataulacus (Formicidae).
Host records for fruit-feeding Afrotropical
Parasite prevalence corresponds to host life history in a diverse assemblage of Afrotropical
birds and haemosporidian parasites.
Other studies confirm the increase of fluctuating asymmetry with habitat disturbance when comparing contemporary bird species with the measurements of museum specimens collected 50 years ago in fragmented afrotropical
forest (Lens et al.
They occur mainly in Afrotropical
and Neotropical regions (Garcia et al.
Morphological and molecular evidence for new genera in the Afrotropical
Cteninae (Araneae, Ctenidae) complex.
The subgenus Stegomyia of Aedes in the Afrotropical
Region with keys to the species (Diptera: Culicidae).
Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether the SPEAR index system would be applicable within an Afrotropical