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title Millipedes (Diplopoda) from caves of Portugal
authors Reboleira, ASPS; Enghoff, H
author full name Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Enghoff, Henrik
title Millipedes (Diplopoda) from caves of Portugal
nationality nacional
source Journal of Cave and Karst Studies
language English
document type Article
abstract Millipedes play an important role in the decomposition of organic matter in the subterranean environment. Despite the existence of several cave-adapted species of millipedes in adjacent geographic areas, their study has been largely ignored in Portugal. Over the last decade, intense fieldwork in caves of the mainland and the island of Madeira has provided new data about the distribution and diversity of millipedes. A review of millipedes from caves of Portugal is presented, listing fourteen species belonging to eight families, among which six species are considered troglobionts. The distribution of millipedes in caves of Portugal is discussed and compared with the troglobiont biodiversity in the overall Iberian Peninsula and the Macaronesian archipelagos.
author address [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.] Univ La Laguna, Dept Biol Anim, San Cristobal la Laguna 38206, Spain; [Enghoff, Henrik] Univ Copenhagen, Zool Museum, Nat Hist Museum Denmark, DK-2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
reprint address Reboleira, ASPS (reprint author), Univ La Laguna, Dept Biol Anim, San Cristobal la Laguna 38206, Spain.
e-mail address sreboleira@ua.pt; henghoff@snm.ku.dk
researcherid number Reboleira, Ana Sofia/B-3459-2010
orcid number Reboleira, Ana Sofia/0000-0002-4756-7034
funding agency and grant number SYNTHESYS Project - European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program [DK-TAF-2416]; Fauna Iberica X [CGL2010-22267-C07-01]; Fauna Iberica
funding text This study was supported by the SYNTHESYS Project (DK-TAF-2416), financed by European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program, and by Fauna Iberica X (Ref.CGL2010-22267-C07-01), which allowed A.S.R. to visit the Natural History Museum of Denmark. We are grateful to Marian Ramos for providing the support from Fauna Iberica. We express our gratitude to the caving clubs NEUA, CEAE-LPN, GPS, Geonauta, and CEEAA for kind support in the fieldwork in mainland Portugal. We thank Jean-Paul Mauries, Paris, for his preliminary evaluation of the new chordeumatidan genus, and Nesrine Akkari and David Koon-Bong Cheung for all kinds of help during A.S.P.S.R.'s stay in Copenhagen.
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cited reference count 34
publisher city HUNTSVILLE
publisher address 2813 CAVE AVE, HUNTSVILLE, AL 35810-4431 USA
issn 1090-6924
29-character source abbreviation J CAVE KARST STUD
iso source abbreviation J. Cave Karst Stud.
publication date APR
year published 2014
volume 76
issue 1
beginning page 20
ending page 25
digital object identifier (doi) 10.4311/2013LSC0113
page count 6
web of science category Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
subject category Geology
document delivery number AI0SS
unique article identifier WOS:000336560800003