Diversity and distribution of millipedes (Diplopoda) in the Campo Ma'an National Park, southern Cameroon

  title={Diversity and distribution of millipedes (Diplopoda) in the Campo Ma'an National Park, southern Cameroon},
  author={Paul Serge Mbenoun Masse and Armand Richard Nzoko Fiemapong and Didier Vandenspiegel and Sergei I. Golovatch},
  journal={African Journal of Ecology},
Diplopods (millipedes) are one of the important groups of terrestrial Arthropoda in tropical forest ecosystems. Despite their ecological importance, data on millipede populations are still scarce and outdated in Cameroon. The first comparative eco-faunistic analysis is presented of two local populations of Diplopoda in two lowland rainforests (nearly primary and secondary) during 12 months (2015–2016) at the southern periphery of the Campo Ma'an National Park in southern Cameroon. The… 
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