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Keywords:

  • Ankasa;
  • Côte d'Ivoire;
  • dung;
  • Ghana;
  • Guinean;
  • Kyabobo;
  • rain forest fragmentation;
  • savanna;
  • Scarabaeinae;
  • Taï

ABSTRACT

Data from Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, for local dung beetle assemblages of rain forest, plantations, and savanna, suggest that a subset of the savanna fauna has expanded its range across the Eastern Guinean Forest ecoregion, presumably in response to its conversion from continuous rain forest into an archipelago of forest fragments within a disturbance matrix of less shady plantation and farmland vegetation that more resembles moist savanna.