Annotated checklist of the Carabidae (Coleoptera) of the Socotra Archipelago
Ron F. F. L. Felix, Jan Farkač, Ahmed Saeed Suleiman
|Citation||FELIX, Ron F. F. L., FARKAČ, Jan a SULEIMAN, Ahmed Saeed. Annotated checklist of the Carabidae (Coleoptera) of the Socotra Archipelago. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 52, 75-106. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/52-sppl2/annotated-checklist-of-the-carabidae-coleoptera-of-the-socotra-archipelago|
The extensive material of Carabidae collected during expeditions to the Socotra Archipelago between 1999 and 2010 was studied. A total of 50 carabid species-group taxa were recognised, of which 42 were identified at species level, while eight morpho-species remain unnamed. Four species appear to be endemic to the island; 30 species are recorded here for Socotra for the first time. The majority of the Carabidae fauna of Socotra consists of species occurring in Africa and on the Arabian Peninsula. One species is cosmopolitan.