|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2006|
|Authors:||J. M. Lobo, Hortal J.|
|Keywords:||checklist, Comunidad de Madrid, Dung beetles, endemicity, Geotrupidae, Iberian Peninsula, rarity, Scarabaeidae, Species distribution, species richness|
In this work we summarize the main characteristics of Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) fauna inhabiting Comunidad de Madrid, including an upda- ted checklist of species as well as maps representing the observed and potential distri- butions of all species. Geographical variation in species richness, rarity or endemicity was also estimated, with a brief discussion on the geographical pattern obtained.