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Complementarity of species distributions as a tool for prioritising conservation actions in Africa: Testing the efficiency of using coarse-scale distribution data (J. Fjeldsa, H. Tushabe) 1 Scorpion diversity and distribution in southern Africa: Pattern and process (L. Prendini) 25 Madagascar as a model region for the study of tempo and pattern in adaptive radiations (M Vences) 69 Commemorating Martin Eisentraut (1902-1994) - important explorer of tropical African vertebrates (W. Bihme) 85 Earwigs (Dermaptera: Insects) of Kenya - checklist and species new to Kenya (F. Haas, J. Holstein, A. Zahm, C. L. Hduser, W. Kinuthia) 99 Morphometric differentiation in the East African grasshopper genus Afrophlaeoba Jago, 1983 (Orthoptera: Acrididae) (A. Hochkirch) 109 Katydids and crickets (Orthoptera: Ensifera) of the Kakamega Forest Reserve, western Kenya (J. Holstein, F. Haas, A. Zahm, C. L. Hduser, W. Kinuthia) 119 Ecology and diversity of canopy associated Ceratocanthidae (Insecta: Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) in an Afrotropical rainforest (A. Ballerio, T. Wagner) 125 Human influence on the dung fauna in Afrotropical grasslands (Insecta: Coleoptera) (F.-T. Krell, V S. Mahiva, C. Kouakou, P. N'goran, S. Krell- Westerwalbesloh, D. H. Newman, I. Weif3, M. Doumbia) 133 Genuine Africans or Tertiary immigrants? - the genus Hydropsyche in the Afrotropical Region (Insecta, Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) (W. Mey) 141 Fruit-feeding butterfly communities of forest 'islands' in Ghana: survey completeness and correlates of spatial diversity (J. L. Bossart, E. Opuni-Frimpong, S. Kuudaar, E. Nkrumah) 151 Biogeography, diversity and ecology of sawflies in the Afromontane Region (Insecta: Symphyta) (F. Koch) 159 Diversity, distribution patterns and endemism of southern African bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) (M Kuhlmann) 167 Does grazing influence bee diversity? (C. Mayer) 173 The pholcid spiders of Africa (Araneae: Pholcidae): State of knowledge and directions for future research (B. A. Huber) 181 West African fish diversity - distribution patterns and possible conclusions for conservation strategies (T. Moritz, K. E. Linsenmair) 187 Distribution and population density of the black-eared Malagasy poison frog, Mantella milotympanum Staniszewski, 1996 (Amphibia: Mantellidae) (D. R. Vieites, F. E. C. Rabemananjara, P. Bora, B. Razafimahatratra, 0. R. Ravoahangimalala, M Vences) 197 Amphibian and reptile diversity in the Southern Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, south-eastern Tanzania (M Menegon, S. Salvidio) 205 Interpreting morphological and molecular data on Indian Ocean giant tortoises (J. Gerlach) 213 Molecular systematics of African Colubroidea (Squamata: Serpentes) (Z T. Nagy, N. Vidal, M Vences, W. R. Branch, O.S.G. Pauwels, M Wink, U. Joger) 221 Phylogeny and biogeography of Malagasy dwarf geckos, Lygodactylus Gray, 1864: Preliminary data from mitochondrial DNA sequences (Squamata: Gekkonidae) (M Puente, M Thomas, M. Vences) 229 Variability in a common species: The Lygodactylus capensis complex from southern and eastern Africa (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) (B. Roll) 237 Migration within and out of Africa: Identifying knowledge gaps by data-mining the Global Register of Migratory Species (K. Riede) 245 Avifaunal responses to landscape-scale habitat fragmentation in the / littoral forests of south-eastern Madagascar (J.E.M Watson) 253 Use of satellite telemetry and remote sensing data to identify important habitats of migratory birds (Ciconia ciconia (Linnaeus 1758)) (B. Gerkmann, K. Riede) 261 Conservation priorities and geographical variation in flycatchers (Aves: Platysteiridae) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (M Louette) 271 Rare weavers (Aves: Ploceidae): Are some Ploceus species hybrids? (A.J.F.K. Craig) 279 Historical determinants of mammal diversity in Africa: Evolution of mammalian body mass distribution in Africa and South America during Neogene and Quarternary times (M Nieto, J Hortal, C. Martinez-Maza, J. Morales, E. Ortiz-Jaureguizar, P. Pelaez- Campomanes, M Pickford, J. L. Prado, J. Rodriguez, B. Senut, D. Soria, S. Varela) 287 Diversity and abundance of diurnal primates and forest antelopes in relation to habitat quality: A case study from the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania (F. Rovero, A. R. Marshall) 297 Small mammal diversity and reproduction along a transect in Namibia (BIOTA S 07) (P. Giere, U. Zeller) 305 Possible karyological affinities of small mammals from north of the Ethiopian Plateau (N. Sh. Bulatova, L. A. Lavrenchenko) 315 Geographic variation in the West African scaly-tailed squirrel Anomalurus pelii (Schlegel and Miller, 1845) and description of a new subspecies (Rodentia: Anomaluridae) (A. C. Schunke, R. Hutterer) 321 Middle ear ossicles as a diagnostic trait in African mole-rats (Rodentia: Bathyergidae) (S. Lange, H. Burda, N. C. Bennett, P. Nimec) 329 Community analysis of Muridae (Mammalia, Rodentia) diversity in Guinea: A special emphasis on Mastomys species and Lassa fever distributions (C. Denys, E. Lecompte, E. Calvet, M D. Camara, A. Dord, K. Koulemou, F. Kourouma, B. Soropogui, O. Sylla, B. K. Allali, S. Kouassi-Kan, C. Akoua-Koffi, J. ter Meulen, L. Koivogui) 339 Effects of different land use on the parasite burden and MHC constitution of two rodent species (Gerbillurus paeba, Rhabdomys pumilio) in the Southern Kalahari desert (R. Harf G. Froeschke, S. Sommer) 351 An assessment of the systematics of the genus Desmomys Thomas, 1910 (Rodentia: Muridae) using mitochondrial DNA sequences (L. A. Lavrenchenko, E. Verheyen) 363 Integrative taxonomy and phylogenetic systematics of the genets (Carnivora, Viverridae, Genetta): A new classification of the most speciose carnivoran genus in Africa (P. Gaubert, P. J Taylor, G. Veron) 371 How to digitize large insect collections - Preliminary results of the DIG project (K.-H. Lampe, D. Striebing) 385 Monitoring landcover changes of the Niger inland delta ecosystem (Mali) by means of ENVISAT-MERIS data (R. Seiler, E. Csaplovics, E. Vollmer) 395 Is geodiversity correlated to biodiversity? A case study of the relation- ship between spatial heterogeneity of soil resources and tree diversity in a western Kenyan rainforest (W. Musila, H. Todt, D. Uster, H. Dalitz) 405 Decline of woody species in the Sahel (A. Wezel) 415 Diversity over time and space in enset landraces (Ensete ventricosum) in Ethiopia (K. Zippel) 423