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A new species of Philoscirtus (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae: Mecopodinae) from the West Usambara Mountains of Tanzania and its conservation status

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Hemp, Claudia ; Heller, Klaus-Gerhard ; Warchałowska-Śliwa, Elżbieta ; Hemp, Andreas:
A new species of Philoscirtus (Orthoptera: Phaneropteridae: Mecopodinae) from the West Usambara Mountains of Tanzania and its conservation status.
In: Zootaxa. Vol. 3905 (2015) Issue 2 . - pp. 273-282.
ISSN 1175-5334
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3905.2.8

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A new Philoscirtus species, P. viridulus n. sp. from forests of the West Usambara Mountains is described and the genus revised. Both species of the genus are known from few localities only. Their habitats are under pressure due to an increasing human population in the East and West Usambara Mountains. Both taxa should be included thus in the IUCN red list of globally threatened taxa to attract more attention to the importance of small forest patches. The biogeographical distributionof species from West Usambaran forests is discussed indicating on one hand that there must have been isolating mechanisms within the West Usambara Mountains and that part of the observed biodiversity in flightless Orthoptera is due to speciation processes not older than approximately 2 million years.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology II - Evolutionary Animal Ecology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 11:14
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 11:14
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54026