A revision of the genus Typhlogastrura in North American caves with description of five new species

Kenneth Christiansen, Hanghang Wang

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Abstract

The peculiar troglobitic, polyphyletic nature of Typhlogastrura and the small amount of troglomorphism found in the genus is discussed. New features of chaetotaxy are systematized and used. The Nearctic members are distinguished, keyed out and five new species - asymmetrica, fousheensis, helleri, steinmanni and unica - are described. Species are shown to occur in 5 widely separated regions ranging from Colorado to Pennsylvania.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-98
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Cave and Karst Studies
Volume68
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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