Mpala Research Centre (spiders)
Basic information
Sample name: Mpala Research Centre (spiders)

Reference: C. M. Warui, M. H. Villet, and T. P. Young. 2004. Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from black cotton soil habitats of a highland savanna biome in Laikipia, central Kenya. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology 1:9-20 [ER 2799]
Country: Kenya

Coordinate: 0° 17' N, 37° 52' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "adjacent to Mpala Ranch in the Laikipia District"
elevation 1750 to 1800 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 550.0
Habitat comments: "The vegetation... consists mainly of Acacia bushed grasslan"
MAP 500 to 600 mm
Life forms: spiders
Sampling methods: line transect, sweep nets, pitfall traps
Sample size: 10487
Years: 2001, 2002
Sampling comments: "The study was conducted at MRC in 18 exclosure plots... Three pitfalls per plot... were used, making a total of 54 traps. The three pitfall traps were laid ona line transect every 3 m... Traps were left open and emptied every second week" and "Sweep-neeting... was done on a randomly selected 50 m transect in each of the 18 plots... one hundred sweeps were made along each transect... The process was repeated every fortnight throughout the study period" (which was May 2001 to June 2002)
Sample: 3033
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-06-20 20:54:47
Modified: 2018-06-20 20:54:47
Abundance distribution
132 species
16 singletons
total count 10487
extrapolated richness: 151.0
Fisher's α: 21.284
geometric series k: 0.9421
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9189
Shannon's H: 3.3156
Good's u: 0.9985
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Olorunia sp.2
Araneidae indet. 22
Araneidae indet. 51
Araneidae indet. 664
Araneidae indet. 912
Araneus sp. 15
Argiope trifasciata289
Caerostris sp.10
Cyclosa insulana2480
Cyrtophora sp.1
Gea sp.7
Hypsosinga sp.125
Neoscona moreli37
Neoscona sp. 14
Poltys sp.25
Pycnacantha sp.1
Clubiona africana1
Castianeira mestrali4
Merenius sp. 12
Ancylotrypa sp.86
Eresidae indet. 11
Gallieniellidae indet.11
Asemesthes sp. 25
Camillina sp.52
Xerophaeus sp. 119
Xerophaeus sp. 211
Xerophaeus sp. 321
Xerophaeus sp. 416
Gnaphosidae indet. 315
Gnaphosidae indet. 43
Gnaphosidae indet. 522
Gnaphosidae indet. 72
Gnaphosidae indet. 812
Gnaphosidae indet. 926
Gnaphosidae indet. 102
Gnaphosidae indet. 112
Gnaphosidae indet. 1211
Gnaphosidae indet. 1421
Gnaphosidae indet. 1523
Gnaphosidae indet. 16297
Zelotinae indet. 14
Zelotinae indet. 21
Hahnia sp.3
Microlinyphia sterilis3
Tybaertiella convexa2
Linyphiidae indet. 22
Liocraniidae indet. 16
Evippa sp.6
Geolycosa sp. 1226
Geolycosa sp. 2106
Geolycosa sp. 37
Geolycosa sp. 438
Geolycosa sp. 532
Geolycosa sp. 63
Lycosa sp.259
Lycosidae indet. 19
Lycosidae indet. 2105
Lycosidae indet. 3478
Lycosidae indet. 43
Pardosa sp.2
Trabea heteroculata35
Trochosa sp.84
Cheiracanthium sp.142
Miturgidae indet. 21
Idiopidae indet. 24
Opopaea sp. 130
Opopaea sp. 212
Oxyopes sp. 1587
Oxyopes pallidecoloratus432
Oxyopes sp. 3115
Oxyopes sp. 44
Boagrius incisus27
Philodromus montanus2
Philodromus sp.47
Thanatus sp.33
Tibellus minor42
Pholcidae indet.2
Euprosthenopsis sp.66
Pisauridae indet. 110
Pisauridae indet. 31
Prodidomus sp.8
Aelurillus sp.526
Evarcha sp. 165
Evarcha sp. 25
Harmochirus bianoriformis2
Heliophanus sp. 113
Hyllus sp.19
Myrmarachne naro2
Rhene sp.71
Salticidae indet. 5160
Salticidae indet. 620
Salticidae indet. 88
Salticidae indet. 12320
Salticidae indet. 141
Salticidae indet. 161
Salticidae indet. 1717
Salticidae indet. 1818
Salticidae indet. 29861
Salticidae indet. 206
Salticidae indet. 2210
Salticidae indet. 2326
Salticidae indet. 245
Salticidae indet. 259
Thyene sp. 141
Thyene sp. 25
Scytodes sp.1
Sparassidae indet. 13
Sparassidae indet. 25
Sparassidae indet. 35
Leucauge sp.7
Anelosimus sp.1
Argyrodes sp.22
Coscinida sp.3
Episinus sp.115
Latrodectus sp.30
Steatoda tristis5
Theridiidae indet. 13
Theridiidae indet. 23
Theridiostomatidae indet.1
Borboropactus sp.234
Monaeses gibbus3
Monaeses pustulosus152
Runcinia flavida488
Stiphropus sp.1
Synema sp.33
Thomisus stenningi52
Xysticus sp.67
Uloboridae indet. 15
Akyttara ritchiei26
Diores strandi325
Dusmadiores sp.86
Mallinella kibonotensis1