Saturday, 27 October 2007

Cataulacus traegaordhi

This is the second Cataulacus collected from Abuko National Park in The Gambia (the other one was C. guineensis). I only managed to find one specimen of C. traegaordhi, so either it's less conspicuous, rarer or I just wasn't looking in the right places.

It has been found from South Africa north to Sudan, but apparently the closest it has been found to The Gambia is Ghana. Whilst finding C. guineensis in The Gambia apparently represented an northward extension of its known range, finding C. traegaordhi appears to have extended its known range westward.

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