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Geographic effect on diversity and the distribution of species of the Order Dermaptera on the American Continent Efecto geográfico en la diversidad y en la distribución de especies del Orden Dermaptera en el Continente Americano

by Briceño, R.D.
Publisher: 1995ISSN: 0304-3711.Subject(s): DERMAPTERA | INSECTOS DAÑINOS | PLAGAS DE PLANTAS | DISTRIBUCION GEOGRAFICA | ALTITUD | LATITUD | AMERICA | DERMAPTERA | PEST INSECTS | PESTS OF PLANTS | GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION | ALTITUDE | LATITUDE | AMERICA | DERMAPTERA | INSECTE NUISIBLE | RAVAGEUR DES PLANTES | DISTRIBUTION GEOGRAPHIQUE | ALTITUDE | LATITUDE | AMERIQUE In: Brenesia (Costa Rica) (no.38) p. 71-75Summary: The effect of altitude, latitude and area on the distribution of Dermaptera on the American continent was studied, with an emphasis on Costa Rica. A total of 289 species was included. Brazil and Costa Rica had the greatest numbers of species and genera, but Costa Rica and El Salvador had the highest diversity by area. The number of species increased towards the equator. The greatest number of species was found at elevations ranging from 500 to 1500 m, decreasing above 2500 m.
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The effect of altitude, latitude and area on the distribution of Dermaptera on the American continent was studied, with an emphasis on Costa Rica. A total of 289 species was included. Brazil and Costa Rica had the greatest numbers of species and genera, but Costa Rica and El Salvador had the highest diversity by area. The number of species increased towards the equator. The greatest number of species was found at elevations ranging from 500 to 1500 m, decreasing above 2500 m.

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