South African National Survey of Arachnida : a checklist of the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Foord, Stefan H.
dc.contributor.author Dippenaar-Schoeman, Anna S. (Anna Sophia), 1948-
dc.contributor.author Jocque, Rudy
dc.contributor.author Haddad, Charles R.
dc.contributor.author Lyle, Robin
dc.contributor.author Webb, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-06T06:11:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-06T06:11:44Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-16
dc.description.abstract The aim of the South African National Survey of Arachnida (SANSA) is to document the Arachnida fauna of South Africa. One of the focus areas of SANSA is to survey protected areas to obtain species-specific information, and species distribution patterns for Red Data assessments. Here, we provide the first checklist of the spider species of Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve (LNR) in the Limpopo province of South Africa collected during five surveys between 2009 and 2016 using methods targeting both the ground and field layers. Forty-five families, represented by 168 genera and 268 species, have been collected so far. The most species-rich families were the Salticidae (41 spp.) and Araneidae (38 spp.), followed by the Thomisidae (33 spp.), while 11 families were represented by one species. Information on spider guilds, endemicity value and conservation status are provided. The LNR protects approximately 12.2% of the total South African spider fauna. Two species, Hasarinella distincta Haddad & Wesołowska, 2013 (Salticidae) and Ballomma legala Jocqué & Henrard, 2015 (Zodariidae), are presently known to be endemic to the reserve. CONSERVATION IMPLICATIONS : The LNR falls within the Savanna Biome in the Limpopo province. Only five spider species were previously known from the reserve and 263 spp. are reported from the reserve for the first time. Thirteen species are possibly new to science and 2 species represent new distribution records for South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.koedoe.co.za/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Foord, S.H., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S., Jocqué, R., Haddad, C.R., Lyle, R. & Webb, P., 2016, ‘South African National Survey of Arachnida: A checklist of the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve, Limpopo province, South Africa’, Koedoe 58(1), a1405. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.4102/koedoe.v58i1.1405. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0075-6458 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-0771 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/koedoe.v58i1.1405
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/59261
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Red data en_ZA
dc.subject South African National Survey of Arachnida (SANSA) en_ZA
dc.subject Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve (LNR) en_ZA
dc.subject Limpopo Province, South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) en_ZA
dc.subject Arachnida fauna en_ZA
dc.title South African National Survey of Arachnida : a checklist of the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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