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title The cavernicolous Oniscidea (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Portugal
authors Reboleira, ASPS; Goncalves, F; Oromi, P; Taiti, S
author full name Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Goncalves, Fernando; Oromi, Pedro; Taiti, Stefano
title The cavernicolous Oniscidea (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Portugal
nationality internacional
language English
document type Article
author keywords Isopoda; new species; troglobiont; subterranean ecosystems; Iberian Peninsula
abstract The study of subterranean Oniscidea in Portugal has been neglected for nearly 70 years, but recent investigations have revealed high diversity. All the terrestrial isopods known from caves of mainland Portugal, including data from the literature and new material, are listed, revealing new biodiversity patterns. Twenty-seven species, belonging to 15 genera and six families, are known, of which 16 species are considered to be exclusively from subterranean ecosystems, i.e., troglobionts. Trichoniscidae is the most diverse family. Seven species in the family Trichoniscidae and one species in the family Styloniscidae are described as new (all with Reboleira & Taiti as authors): Trichoniscoides bellesi sp. nov. from the Montejunto Massif; T. sicoensis sp. nov. from the Sico Massif; Metatrichoniscoides salirensis sp. nov. from the typhonic valley of Caldas da Rainha; Troglonethes olissipoensis sp. nov. from the Lisbon Peninsula; T. arrabidaensis sp. nov. from the Arrabida Massif; Miktoniscus longispina sp. nov. from the Sico Massif and Cesaredas Plateau; Moserius inexpectatus sp. nov. from the Estremenho Massif; and Cordioniscus lusitanicus sp. nov. from Alentejo and Algarve, the southernmost provinces of Portugal. The subgenus Trogleluma Vandel, 1946 (Armadillidiidae) is raised to genus level. In this geographic region terrestrial isopods are the richest group of cave-adapted animals.
author address [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Goncalves, Fernando] Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Goncalves, Fernando] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Oromi, Pedro] Univ La Laguna, Fac Biol, Dept Anim Biol, E-38206 Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain; [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.] Univ Copenhagen, Nat Hist Museum Denmark, Zool Museum, DK-2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark; [Taiti, Stefano] CNR, Ist Studio Ecosistemi, I-50019 Florence, Italy
reprint address Reboleira, ASPS (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
e-mail address sreboleira@ua.pt; fjmg@ua.pt; poromi@ull.es; stefano.taiti@ise.cnr.it
funding agency and grant number Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal) [SFRH/BPD/92435/2013]
funding text We express our gratitude to all the Portuguese caving groups: NEUA, GPS, CEAE-LPN, Geonauta, CEEAA, NEL, AES, ECLER, NALGA, Desnivel, Alto relevo, DIR-SPE, CIES, SAGA and NEC for their human and material support in the field work and for providing us with speleological information. For the same reasons we are also grateful to F. Regala, R. Francisco, R. Cerqueira, O. Mateus, P. Robalo and S. Medeiros. We are indebted to Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros (PNSAC/ICNF), Grutas de Mira d'Aire, S.A., Camara Municipal de Penela-CISED, and Camara Municipal do Alandroal for logistic support during the field work. We thank Dr. Ivo Karaman for kindly sending material of Trogloarmadillidium stygium. The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal) provided Ana Sofia Reboleira with a Postdoc grant (SFRH/BPD/92435/2013) and support for a stay of one month at the Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, CNR, Florence. All specimens were collected under permits of the Instituto de Conservacao da Natureza e das Florestas.
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cited reference count 81
publisher city PARIS
issn 2118-9773
29-character source abbreviation EUR J TAXON
iso source abbreviation Eur. J. Taxon.
publication date DEC 11
year published 2015
volume 161
beginning page 1
ending page 61
digital object identifier (doi) 10.5852/ejt.2015.161
page count 61
web of science category Zoology
subject category Zoology
document delivery number DD0NW
unique article identifier WOS:000369617700001
link https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286454257_The_cavernicolous_Oniscidea_Crustacea_Isopoda_of_Portugal