Diversity and distribution of the large centipedes (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) in the Phia Oac - Phia Den National Park, Vietnam

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Le Xuan Son
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1648-6773
Nguyen Thi Tu Anh
Tran Thi Thanh Binh
Thu Anh T. Nguyen
Anh D. Nguyen
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9273-0040

Abstract

The scolopendromorph fauna of the Phia Oac - Phia Den National Park, northernmost Vietnam has been studied. As a result, a total of 17 species in eight genera and three families have been recorded in five different types of habitats (wood forest, bamboo forest, wood-bamboo mixed forest, pine forest, and grassland-shrubs) and from three elevation range (<1,000 m, 1,000–1,600 m, and >1,600 m). Scolopendridae is the most diverse family with nine recorded species. Of the five habitats, most species have been found in wood forests and wood-bamboo mixed forests (11 species each habitat), and at the elevation range of 1,000–1,600 m (15 species). The research also recommended that this number does not reflect the true biodiversity of this region; more intensive surveys are needed to have a better understanding of the scolopendromorph diversity in the Phia Oac - Phia Den National Park.

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Son, L.X., Anh, N.T.T., Binh, T.T.T., Nguyen, T.A.T. and Nguyen, A.D. 2021. Diversity and distribution of the large centipedes (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) in the Phia Oac - Phia Den National Park, Vietnam. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 8 (Jul. 2021), 19102–19107. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7451.13.8.19102-19107.
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