The Endemism Situation of Turkish Harvestmen (Opiliones) Fauna

Kemal Kurt, Ömer Köksal Erman, Hakan Demir, Osman Seyyar


In this study, the Turkish opilionid fauna is evaluated in terms of endemism and it is aimed that this group reveals the present situation and the importance in the biological richness of Turkey. For this purpose, studies on the harvestmen in our country were examined and 35 species and 2 subspecies belonging to 6 families were identified as endemic. Distribution of these species by families and genera is determined and shown graphically.


Endemic species; Turkey; Opiliones; Biodiversity; Fauna

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ISSN: 2148-127X

Turkish JAF Sci.Tech.

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