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Griffin, E. 1990. Seasonal activity, habitat selection and species richness of Solifugae (Arachnida) on the gravel plains of the central Namib Desert. In: Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib ecology 25years of Namib research, Transvaal Museum Monograph, 7: 77-82


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Seasonal activity, habitat selection and species richness of Solifugae (Arachnida) on the gravel plains of the central Namib Desert.

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The Namib Desert, lying on the southwestern coast of Africa, is recognised for its diverse and unusual fauna and flora. The monograph contains 23 papers dealing with the ecology of the Namib biota and its desert setting. The papers illustrate the wide variety of research conducted in the Namib or with Namib organisms and the topics range from geomorphology, ecology, climatology to biogeography and the behaviour and physiology of Namib organisms. Seasonal activity and habitat of Solifugae on the gravel plains, as well as the taxonomyof gerbiline rodents of the central Namib Desert are dealt with. Keywords: Namibia, Namib ecology, Namib desert, Ecological research, Solifugae (Arachnida), Gerbiline rodents, Rodent species.

Year: 1990

Type: Journal Article

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