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Acta zoológica mexicana

On-line version ISSN 2448-8445Print version ISSN 0065-1737


CABRERO-SANUDO, Francisco José et al. Distribution of Aphodiinae species (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Aphodiidae) in Mexico. Acta Zool. Mex [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.2, pp.323-399. ISSN 2448-8445.

A database (AphoMex) with the available records of Aphodiidae from the Mexican Republic was compiled, including data from literature, collections and surveys. Observed and simulated maps representing the realized distribution of Mexican Aphodiinae species were produced based on the observed records as well as on a species distribution modeling technique. Also, a map showing the general species richness of this group was obtained. The errors from these estimations were additionally examined. Considering the obtained distribution patterns, the most relevant factors which have influenced the distribution of Aphodiinae in Mexico are discussed.

Keywords : Aphodiini; Didactyliini; Distribution maps; Distribution models; Dung beetles; Mexico; Proctophanini; Species richness.

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