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Effect of elevation and type of habitat on the abundance and diversity of scarabaeoid dung beetle (Scarabaeoidea) assemblages in a Mediterranean area from southern Iberian Peninsula

Effect of elevation and type of habitat on the abundance and diversity of scarabaeoid dung beetle (Scarabaeoidea) assemblages in a Mediterranean area from southern Iberian Peninsula

Zoological Studies 39(4): 351-359

Elevation and habitat type are often important factors influencing insect communities. We used dung-baited pitfall traps to test the effect of both elevation and habitat type on scarabaeoid dung beetle communities in Sierra de Baza (southeastern Iberian Peninsula). Habitat selection of species and variations of diversity in the assemblages according to habitat type and elevation were quantified.

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