Check List 8(2): 197-203, doi: 10.15560/8.2.197
An annotated checklist of the endemic Carabidae (Coleoptera) of Egypt
expand article infoMahmoud S. Abdel-Dayem
‡ Cairo University, Egypt
Open Access
Endemic species are usually not very widespread in their distribution, but are only found in a particular region and nowhere else in the world. Because of this, they are of great conservation concern. A checklist of the endemic carabid beetles of Egypt was compiled and updated from published and unpublished records including long-term surveys. As far as can be ascertained, there are 39 valid carabid species and subspecies from 28 genera that are endemic to Egypt including Sinai. These represent about 16.3% of the total carabid fauna recorded from the country, and belong to five subfamilies: Brachininae, Cicindelinae, Harpalinae, Scaritinae, and Trechinae. I provide notes about type localities, depositories and distribution.
Insecta; Coleoptera; Carabidae; check list; Egypt