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Cave Arachnida

  • Petar Beron
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Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 94)

Abstract

Almost all orders of Arachnida are represented in caves, except for Solifugae. In some orders (Pseudoscorpiones) there are many troglobitic blind species. Such species are found also among spiders, scorpions, opilions, and others. Further species are prospected in different groups and regions of the World, and the ways in which Arachnida have invaded the caves are discussed here (especially the new discoveries in tropical caves, the subterranean fauna of Hawaii, Galapagos, and unusual caverns such as Movile and Ayalon).

Keywords

Cave fauna Troglobites Troglophiles Formation of the fauna 

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  • Petar Beron
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  1. 1.National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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