Biodiversity study of arthropods collected on rat carrion in Yaounde, Cameroon: first study on forensic entomology in Central Africa

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serval:BIB_8C12622DF64E
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Biodiversity study of arthropods collected on rat carrion in Yaounde, Cameroon: first study on forensic entomology in Central Africa
Périodique
International Journal of Biosciences
Auteur(s)
Feugang Y.F.D., Bilong B.C.F., Cherix D., Djiéto-Lordon C.
ISSN
2220-6655
ISSN-L
2222-5234
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Numéro
1
Pages
1-8
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The first investigation of arthropods associated with carrion in Cameroon was carried out within the campus of the University of Yaounde I (Cameroon) from 17thJanuary to 3rd April 2008. Carcasses of rats (Rattus norvegicus Berkenhout, 1769 var WISTAR) were exposed to colonization by the local fauna of arthropods. The invading organisms were collected daily during the study period. 2287 individuals of arthropod belonging to 3 classes, 16 orders, 37 families and 7 subfamilies were identified. The insects assessed were mainly Diptera, Coleoptera and Acari. This study illustrates the high diversity of the necroentomofauna in Cameroon and provides an insight approximation into the succession pattern of invading insect and a weekly estimation of the time of death.
Mots-clé
Necroentomofauna, arthropods, Rattus norvegicus, chronological succession, functional categories, forensic, Cameroon, Central Africa
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03/10/2012 20:07
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