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In may possibly 2004, the Alexander Koenig Zoological study Museum hosted the 5th overseas Symposium on Tropical Biology. This sequence used to be tested on the ZFMK within the early Eighties, and has variably serious about systematics and ecology of tropical organisms, with an emphasis on Africa. earlier volumes are these edited by means of Schuchmann (1985), Peters and Hutterer (1990), Ulrich (1997), and Rheinwald (2000). The symposium in 2004 used to be prepared via the Entomology division lower than the course of Michael Schmitt. The goal was once to target Africa instead of on a specific taxon, and to focus on biodiversity in any respect degrees starting from molecules to ecosystems. This concentration was once well timed partially as a result of the at present operating BIOTA Africa programmes (BIOdiversity tracking Transect research in Africa). BIOTA is an interdisciplinary study venture concentrating on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa ( consultation titles have been Biogeography and Speciation approaches, Phylogenetic styles and Systematics, variety Declines and Conservation, and utilized Biodiversity Informatics. each one consultation used to be opened by way of an invited speaker, and all jointly seventy seven lectures and fifty nine posters have been offered. there have been over two hundred individuals and it used to be pleasant to us to fulfill colleagues from 26 countries, together with Russia, Ukraine, Japan, united states, and ten African international locations. We thank all members for his or her useful contributions.

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Scorpionids and buthids comprise 43 % and 34 % of southern African endemics, respectively (Fig. 2). Ninety-seven percent of the scorpionid species and 96 % of the buthid species recorded from southern Africa are endemic. Liochelids comprise only 21 % of the endemic scorpion species in southern Africa, although 94 % of the liochelid species recorded are endemic. Three of the six genera endemic to the subregion are buthids (Afroisometrus, Karasbergia and Pseudolychas), two are bothriurids (Brandbergia and Lisposoma), and the last is a liochelid (Cheloctonus).

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