Biodiversity of Eastern Rhodopes
(Bulgaria & Greece)
Biodiversity of Bulgaria, Vol. 2

Edited By P. Beron & A. Popov
December 2004
Pensoft Publishers
ISBN: 9546422274
952 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$225.00 Hardcover


The second volume of the series "Biodiversity of Bulgaria" deals with both parts (Bulgarian and Greek) of the Eastern Rhodope Mountains. The book consists of three articles on the flora (1962 species of higher plants) and 45 articles on the fauna (4329 animal species, both vertebrates and invertebrates). The volume contains also zoogeographical analysis of each group, data about relicts, endemics and sites of importance for conservation. The huge amount of information is provided by more than 56 authors from Bulgaria and abroad. The book is indispensable for any zoological library, especially those collecting faunistic surveys, as well as for zoologists, biogeographers, conservationists, collectors and all lovers of nature.

Contents: Foreword * Physical-Geographical characteristics of the Eastern Rhodopes * Flora of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) and its conservation significance * Flora of the serpentine complexes in Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * New data and notes on the flora of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Les Cilie's (Protozoa: Ciliophora) des biotopes aquatiques du massif des Rhodopes (Bulgarie) * The freshwater medusa Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 (Hydrozoa: Olindiidae) in Ivaylovgrad Dam (Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria) * The freshwater crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Potamidae) in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * The false scorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Spiders (Araneae) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * A new species of the millipede genus Metonomastus Attems, 1937 from a cave in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria), with some remarks on its congeners (Diplopoda: Paradoxosomatidae)

* The myriapods (Chilopoda, Diplopoda) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Stoneflies (Plecoptera) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Dermaptera, Mantodea, Blattodea, Isoptera and Orthoptera of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Aphids (Homoptera, Aphidodea) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) Cicadina (Insecta: Homoptera) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Heteroptera (Insecta) in the Bulgarian Part of the Eastern Rhodopes * List of Raphidioptera, Neuroptera and Mecoptera published from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * A`dephagous and some staphyliniform beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Histeridae (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the Easta*rn Rodopes (Bulgaria) * Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Zoogeographical study on the leaf beetles of the subfamilies Eumolpinae, Chrysomelinae, Alticinae, Hispinae and Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Second species of the genus Troglorrhynchus F. Schmidt (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Otiorrhynchinae) in the Bulgarian Eastern Rhodopes * Checklist of the braconid fauna (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) collected in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria)

* Eurytomidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Trichoptera (Insecta) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Butterflies and Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of the Bulgarian part of Eastern Rhodopes * Macrolepidoptera of the Greek part of the Eastern Rhodopes * A preliminary survey of leafmining moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Microlepidoptera) of the Bulgarian part of Eastern Rhodopes * Fungus Gnats (Diptera: Bolitophilidae, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae, Mycetophilidae) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Diptera Brachycera recorded for the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) with special consideration of winter-active species * Tachinidae (Diptera) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Molluscs (Mollusca) from the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria)

* Contribution to the knowledge of the terrestrial gastropod fauna (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * The Invertebrate cave fauna of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Contributions of various authors to the faunistics of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Fish species diversity in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * The herpetofauna (Amphibia and Reptilia) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) * Birds in the Bulgarian part of the Eastern Rhodopes * Small mammals (Insectivora and Rodentia) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece) - species diversity, zoogeography and faunal patterns * Biodiversity of large mammals (Macromammalia) in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria) * Estimation of the Faunistic Diversity of the Eastern Rhodopes

Ecology; Zoology
Pensoft Series Faunistica No. 41

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