Checklist of Endemic Animal and Plant Families
This list of animal and plant families found exclusively in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is based on the taxonomy used in Wilson & Reeder (2005) for mammals, Dickinson (2003) for birds, the Reptile Database (2013) for reptiles, AmphibiaWeb (2013) for amphibians, FishBase 2004 (2004) for fishes, and Mabberley (2008) for vascular plants. Invertebrates are based on Zhang (2013), Zhang (2011), and Roskov et al. (2014) depending on the group. For further details on the sources and possible inaccuracies in the list see Sources & Caveats.
Omentolaelapidae 1 gen. 1 spp. (Arthropoda Arachnida Mesostigmata)
Atopogestidae 1 gen. 1 spp. (Arthropoda Diplopoda Spirostreptida)