Spatial turnover and knowledge gap of African small mammals: using country checklists as a conservation tool

@article{Amori2012SpatialTA,
  title={Spatial turnover and knowledge gap of African small mammals: using country checklists as a conservation tool},
  author={Giovanni Amori and Sabrina Masciola and Jenni Saarto and Spartaco Gippoliti and Carlo Rondinini and Federica Chiozza and Luca Luiselli},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1755-1793}
}
Comparing species checklists across countries can be important for determining the relative uniqueness of each country, which can be conveniently defined on the basis of the number of species occurring only in that country or, at most, in one of its neighboring countries. Production of accurate country checklists is complicated by the fact that, especially in scientifically neglected regions, the knowledge of the distribution of many species is unsatisfying. When distribution of a given species… Expand

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