Step 1: How do we get samples from so far not covered areas?
Step 2: Study of the species distribution
Does it make sense, given the obstacles of the study material ?
only dead specimens, no DNA data
age of the material may span over hundreds of years
no sufficient coverage by own material
Ideas to cope with the obstacles
Use of general data
Use of habitat definitons by others
defining faunal provinces based on 3-5 species dominating the assemblages
include results of other studies
count of only 25-50 specimens