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|Title: ||Biotic Surveys of Bioko and Rio Muni, Equatorial Guinea|
|Authors: ||O'Keefe, K.|
|ASFA Terms: ||Biotic factors|
|Issue Date: ||25-Jun-1999|
|Citation: ||Biodiversity Support Program|
|Abstract: ||Biotic surveys and a comprehensive literature review were undertaken to improve
our knowledge of the biodiversity of Bioko and mainland Equatorial Guinea. Bird and
mammal surveys were conducted on the mainland, and herpetological and arthropod
surveys on Bioko, providing new information on species distributions and abundance. On
the mainland, five areas within the proposed preserve system for Equatorial Guinea;
Reserva Natural de Rio Campo, Parque Nacional de Los Altos de Nsork, Parque Nacional
de Monte Alen (including Montes Mitra), and Reserva Natural del Estuario del Muni, were
examined. On Bioko, the two proposed reserve areas, Parque Nacional de Pico Basilé
Reserva Científica de la Caldera de Luba, as well as some lowland areas near Luba were
examined. Additionally, genetic data were gathered for birds, and combined with previous
data from Cameroon, to assess patterns of genetic differentiation within and across
mountains in Cameroon and Bioko.
We recorded only one species of bird (Malimbus scutatus) that had not been
previously reported for mainland Equatorial Guinea, and no new mammals. However,
valuable new information on bird and mammal distributions within Rio Muni are presented.
In addition, several species and one genus of amphibians were recorded on Bioko for the
first time. Approximately a third of the arthropods, including 372 species of spiders were
previously unrecorded, and many are unidentifiable from the literature and may be new
species. At least three endemic species of Carabid beetles were also discovered.
Conservation implications are discussed in each chapter, and in a separate section (Part V)
devoted to conservation recommendations|
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