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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2022-09-20
Page range: 396-400
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Woody plant communities of southern South Africa and new distribution records for the rare dung beetle species Sarophorus punctatus Frolov & Scholtz, 2003 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)

Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, PO Box 413, Pretoria 0001, South Africa.
Department of Terrestrial Invertebrates, National Museum, 36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Invertebrate Systematics and Conservation Group, Department of Zoology, University of Pretoria, P/B X20, 0028 Hatfield, South Africa.
Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Scarabaeinae


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