TABLE 29–1 The Seven Centers of Endemism of the Afrotropical Realm, With Estimates of the Numbers of Seed Plant, Mammal (Ungulates and Diurnal Primates), and Passerine Bird Species in Each and the Percentage of These Endemic to the Unita

 

 

Plants

Mammals

Birds

Biogeographic Unit

Area (1,000 km2)

No. of Species

% Endemic

No. of Species

% Endemic

No. of Species

% Endemic

Guineo-Congolian

2,815

8,000

80

58

45

655

36

Zambezian

3,939

8,500

54

55

4

650

15

Sudanian

3,565

2,750

33

46

2

319

8

Somali-Masai

1,990

2,500

50

50

14

345

32

Cape

90

8,500

80

14

0

187

4

Karoo-Namib

692

3,500

50

13

0

112

9

Afro-montane

647

3,000

75

50

4

220

65

aAfter MacKinnon and MacKinnon, in press.



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