Les opilions (Arachnida: Opiliones) du Parc national du Mercantour et des Alpes méridionales françaises

Emmanuel DELFOSSE & Étienne IORIO

fr Zoosystema 37 (4) - Pages 633-666

Published on 31 December 2015

This article is a part of the thematic issue Mercantour/Alpi Marittime All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

The harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) of the Mercantour National Park and of the southern French Alps.

During recent years, the Mercantour National Park has been the subject of increased efforts to better understand its flora and fauna. Here we report on the harvestmen collected in the park during the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI). This study was extended to consider the entire southern-Alpine area of France corresponding to the departments of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Hautes-Alpes (05) and Alpes-Maritimes (06), for which new data are provided. A catalogue of the harvestmen of these departments is given. The study of the material from the Mercantour National Park has also helped to clarify previous records and confirm others. Out of total of 48 species recorded from the French Alpine area, 32 are present in the Mercantour Park, of which 13 are recorded there for the first time.


Harvestmen, catalogue, biogeography, Alps, Mercantour National Park, France.

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