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Saudi Arabia Yemen United Arab Emirates Oman Somalia Ethiopia Eritrea Rwanda Sudan Chad Niger Nigeria Cameroon Equatorial Guinea Gabon Congo Central African Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Uganda Burundi Tanzania Kenya Madagascar Malawi Mozambique Zimbabwe Lesotho Swaziland South Africa South Africa Botswana Namibia Angola Zambia Mauritania Senegal Guinea-Bissau Guinea Sierra Leone Liberia Côte d'Ivoire Mali Burkina Faso Ghana Togo Benin Reunion Mauritius Djibouti Not Afrotropical



Move your mouse over the interactive map of Africa to view the 53 countries that constitute the Afrotropical zoogeographical region. When you click on a particular country, the following information is given: (a new window will open)

a) Extent (in square km)
b) Butterfly checklists for protected areas
c) List of protected areas
d) Endemic species

Please Note: Due to size constraints a few countries are NOT clickable on the interactive map. Please use the following links to view these countries:

1) Comoros
2) Cape Verde Islands
3) São Tomé and Príncipe
4) Seychelles
5) The Gambia

In the Encyclopaedia the order in which the countries are given under the heading ‘Distribution’ is as follows:

Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé & Príncipe, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Lim/Mpu/NW/Gau/KZN/FS/EC/NC/WC), Swaziland, Lesotho, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles.

Relevant literature:
Ackery, 1991; Ackery, et al., 1998; Ackery, et al., 1995; Ackery & Tomei, 1999

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