Faunal diversity and endemicity of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa — a first assessment

@article{Picker1996FaunalDA,
  title={Faunal diversity and endemicity of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa — a first assessment},
  author={Mike D. Picker and Michael John Samways},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={1996},
  volume={5},
  pages={591-606}
}
A total of 322 records were available from the literature on faunal taxa endemic to the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Excluding possible pseudoendemics, dubious records and many invertebrate groups for which little or no information exists, these records represent 112 species (1 vertebrate and the rest invertebrates) in 47 families. This number excludes many other potential endemics having distributions that extend just off the Peninsula. When mapped according to a 590 1 km×1 km grid, these… CONTINUE READING

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