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This page is based on the paper of "David L. Pearson & Fabio Cassola - Conservation Biology, Vol.6, No.3, 1992", so since 10 years passed from the publication, many data  are not up-to-date. If eany colleague can help me put new data on this page, please contact me.
The family of tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) occurs world-wide and in a broad range of habitat types. They live everywhere there is land, with the exception of Antarctica, Tasmania, and some of the most remote oceanic islands. The total number of known speceis are about 2500, occurring in all the biogeographical zones of the world. In this page you can find listed below all the biogeographical zones with data of number of species for each country, listing also the endemic ones.

 

NEARCTIC (including most of Mexico)
Country Total number of species Number of endemic species % Endemic
Canada 29 0 0
Mexico 116 57 49
U.S.A. 111 45 40

 

NEOTROPICAL    
Argentina 64 11 17
Bolivia 86 21 24
Brazil 184 97 51
Chile 6 1 17
Colombia 42 7 16
Costa Rica 38 1 3
Cuba 11 4 36
Ecuador (with Galapagos Is.) 74 19 26
El Salvador 17 1 6
Guatemala 23 1 4
Guyanas(Fr.Guiana, Guyana & Suriname) 29 5 17
Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Rep.) 9 3 33
Honduras 7 1 14
Jamaica 4 0 0
Nicaragua 24 0 0
Panama 28 4 14
Paraguay 38 3 8
Perý 79 14 18
Trinidad & Tobogo 4 1 25
Uruguay 17 0 0
Venezuela 51 8 16

 

PALEARCTIC 
Afghanistan 19 0 0
Albania 5 0 0
Algeria 15 1 7
Austria 9 0 0
Bulgaria 11 0 0
Cyprus 7 0 0
Denmark 4 0 0
Egypt 9 0 0
Finland 4 0 0
France 15 0 0
Germany 6 0 0
Great Britain 5 0 0
Greece 14 0 0
Holland 6 0 0
Hungary 7 0 0
Iran 30 5 17
Iraq 11 0 0
Israel 9 0 0
Italy 17 1 6
Lybia 6 1 17
Malta 4 0 0
Mongolia 23 2 9
Morocco 14 3 21
Norway 4 0 0
Poland 7 0 0
Portugal 10 0 0
Romania 10 0 0
Saudi Arabia 9 0 0
Spain 16 1 6
Syria 10 0 0
Sweden 4 0 0
Switzerland 7 0 0
Tunisia 14 1 7
Turkey 25 4 16
Ex.USSR 49 4 8
Yemen 10 1 10
Ex.Yugoslavia 9 0 0

 

ETHIOPIAN 
Angola 69 23 33
Benin 14 0 0
Botswana 27 1 3
Burkina Faso 11 0 0
Burundi 6 0 0
Cameroon 43 5 12
Cent.African Rep. 46 3 6
Chad 16 0 0
Congo 27 0 0
Ethiopia 51 8 16
Gabon 11 0 0
Gambia 13 0 0
Ghana 12 0 0
Guinea 20 0 0
Guinea Bissau 34 0 0
Guinea Equatorial 9 0 0
Kenya 53 9 16
Ivory Coast 21 1 5
Liberia 10 0 0
Malawi 36 0 0
Mali 16 1 6
Mauritania 13 0 0
Mozambique 47 7 15
Namibia 31 2 6
Niger 10 0 0
Nigeria 24 0 0
Senegal 33 0 0
Sierra Leone 25 0 0
Somalia 31 12 39
South Africa 94 40 43
Sudan 32 0 0
Tanzania 68 8 12
Togo 24 1 4
Uganda 33 0 0
Zaire 134 27 20
Zambia 53 2 4
Zimbabwe 53 4 8

 

MADAGASCAR 
Comores Is. 2 0 0
Madagascar, Glorieuses & Juan de Nova Is. 176 174 99
Mauritius Is. 3 2 67
Reunion Is. 4 3 75
Seychelles Is. 1 0 0

 

ORIENTAL-AUSTRALIAN 
Australia 81 72 88
Bangladesh 53 2 4
Bhutan 22 0 0
Burma (Myanmar) 93 12 12
Cambodia 33 0 0
China 94 16 17
Fiji 2 1 50
India(with Andaman & Nicobar Is.) 193 82 42
Irian Jaya 53 22 42
Java 45 8 18
Kalimantan 42 2 5
Sulawesi 81 58 72
Sumatra 67 8 12
Other 25 5 20
Japan 22 4 18
Korea(N.& S.) 15 0 0
Laos 59 3 5
Malesia (Peninsular) 47 3 6
Borneo 73 19 26
Nepal 64 4 6
New Caledonia 17 16 94
New Zealand 14 14 100
Pakistan 33 1 3
Papua New Guinea 72 45 62
Philippines 94 74 79
Salomon Islands 20 11 55
Sri Lanka 55 32 58
Taiwan 26 9 35
Thailand 102 20 19
Vanuatu 3 0 0
Vietnam 93 25 27
Western Somoa 2 1 50

 

 


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