journal6 ›› 2005, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (4): 26-28.

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The Faunastic Characteristics of Terrestrial Isopoda of Typical Zones in China


  1. (Institute of Zoology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 10080,China)
  • Online:2005-10-15 Published:2012-09-17
  • About author:CHEN Guo-xiao(1942-),male,was born in Beijing,senior engineer and professor;bachelor,research area is invertebrate taxonomy and biology.
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the National Science Foudation of China(30270170)

Abstract: From an analysis of 72 species of terristial isopoda collected in 20 sampling areas throughout 5 typical zones (i.e.,tropical,subtropical,warm temperate,temperate and high frigid) in China,the author found out the following specific faunastic characteristics among terrestrial isopoda of typical zones:1.with strong regional differences in distribution and more zonal special species;2.the leading position is occupied by the fauna of tropical and subtropical zones of Oriental Realm;3.the ecological habitats among species are diversified; compared with Japanese species,there are big differences between species category.More than 84% indigenous Chinese species are different from Japanese species,indicating the existence of further strong faunastic diffeences on species distribution.

Key words: typical zones, terrestrial isopoda, faunastic characteristics

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