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Appendix A: Annotated list of cave-dwelling taxa

By J. Judson Wynne
Published: 4 Sep 2015 (online)  •  14 Sep 2015 (in print)
Phylum Arthropoda
Phylum Chordata
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Editor’s note: The following is an online-only supplement to the research report “Inventory, conservation, and management of lava tube caves at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico,” by J. Judson Wynne, published in this issue. It can be cited as Wynne, J. J. 2013. Appendix A: Annotated list of cave-dwelling taxa. [Online supplement.] Park Science 30(1)Appendix A:1–12.

Author’s notes: In cases where members of a given morphospecies were detected only in entrances and twilight zones, I erred cautiously and referred to them as “eisodophiles.” In cases where both the location of the detection and known information concerning the morphospecies supported the likelihood of an animal being “troglophillic,” but I was still uncertain, I categorized the animal as a “questionable troglophile.” Additionally, when a morphospecies was found only in the deep zone of a cave (or several individuals of a morphospecies occurred only within the deep zone) but troglomorphic characters were lacking, I also referred to it as “questionable troglophile.”

There were several cases where individuals evaded capture but were believed to represent a distinct arthropod morphospecies for a given cave. Because this information is of limited value in this article, arthropod morphospecies groups for which specimens are lacking were not included. However, this information has been integrated into a larger El Malpais morphospecies database and will be analyzed and the results reported in additional publications.

For arthropod groups actively being studied, I either sent specimens or high-resolution images of specimens to taxonomic specialists for identification or verification of my identifications. These experts include Rolf Aalbu, Department of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae); R. Thomas Allen, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Diplura); Max Barclay, Natural History Museum, London (Coleoptera), and Thomas Barr (deceased), formerly with Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (Coleoptera: Carabidae); Ernest Bernard, Department of Entomology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Collembola); Jostein Kjaerandsen, Museum of Zoology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden (Diptera: Mycetophilidae); Sarah Oliveira, Department of Biology, University of São Paulo, Brazil (Diptera: Mycetophilidae); Theodore Cohn (deceased), formerly with Department of Zoology, San Diego State University, California (Orthoptera: Rhamphidophoridae); Lynn Kimsey, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis (Hymenoptera: Tiphiinae); Robert Johnson, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe (Formicidae); Edward Mockford, Department of Biology, University of Illinois, Normal (Psocoptera); Glené Mynhardt, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus (Coleoptera: Ptinidae); Barry O’Connor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Acari); Stewart Peck, Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Coleoptera: Leiodidae); Pierre Paquin, Cave and Endangered Invertebrate Research, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Austin, Texas (Araneae); William Shear, Department of Biology, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Virginia (Myriapods and Opiliones); and Harald Schillhammer, Department of Entomology, Naturhistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). For all other specimens, Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity staff and I identified the specimens to the lowest taxonomic level possible using available taxonomic keys.

“Det.” following each species or morphospecies designation is the abbreviation for the Latin determinevit or “determined by.”

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