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  • Authors Reboleira, ASPS; Borges, PAV; Goncalves, F; Serrano, ARM; Oromi, P
  • Author Full Name Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Borges, Paulo A. V.; Goncalves, Fernando; Serrano, Artur R. M.; Oromi, Pedro
  • Title The subterranean fauna of a biodiversity hotspot region - Portugal: an overview and its conservation
  • Nationality internacional
  • Source INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPELEOLOGY
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Author Keywords Biospeleology; hypogean fauna; patterns of diversity; conservation; caves; karst; lava tubes; Portugal; Azores; Madeira
  • Keywords Plus PSEUDONIPHARGUS CRUSTACEA; GROUNDWATER CRUSTACEANS; CAVE; COLEOPTERA; CARABIDAE; AMPHIPODA; GENUS; PARABATHYNELLIDAE; BATHYNELLACEA; TRECHINAE
  • Abstract An overview of the obligate hypogean fauna in Portugal (including Azores and Madeira archipelagos) is provided, with a list of obligated cave-dwelling species and subspecies, and a general perspective about its conservation. All the available literature on subterranean Biology of Portugal since the first written record in 1870 until today has been revised. A total of 43 troglobiont and 67 stygobiont species and subspecies from 12 orders have been described so far in these areas, included in the so-called Mediterranean hotspot of biodiversity. The subterranean fauna in Portugal has been considered moderately poor with some endemic relicts and it remains to be demonstrated if this fact is still true after investing in standard surveys in cave environments. The major problems related to the conservation of cave fauna are discussed, but it is clear that the protection of this specialized fauna implies an adequate management of surface habitats.
  • Author Address [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Goncalves, Fernando] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3800 Aveiro, Portugal; [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Goncalves, Fernando] Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, P-3800 Aveiro, Portugal; [Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.; Oromi, Pedro] Univ La Laguna, Dept Biol Anim, E-38207 San Cristobal la Laguna, Spain; [Borges, Paulo A. V.] Univ Acores, Dept Ciencias Agr CITAA, Azorean Biodivers Grp, Terceira, Acores, Portugal; [Serrano, Artur R. M.] Univ Lisbon, Fac Ciencias, Dept Biol Anim, Ctr Biol Ambiental, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Reprint Address Reboleira, ASPS (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3800 Aveiro, Portugal.
  • E-mail Address sreboleira@ua.pt
  • ResearcherID Number Borges, Paulo/B-2780-2008; Goncalves, Fernando/B-8000-2008
  • ORCID Number Borges, Paulo/0000-0002-8448-7623; Goncalves, Fernando/0000-0002-9326-187X
  • Funding Agency and Grant Number Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology [SFRH/BD/45744/2008]; FCT [PTDC/AMB/70801/2006]
  • Cited Reference Count 107
  • Times Cited 11
  • Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 12
  • Publisher City BOLOGNA
  • Publisher Address VIA ZAMBONI 67, BOLOGNA, 40126, ITALY
  • ISSN 0392-6672
  • ISO Source Abbreviation INT J SPELEOL
  • Publication Date Int. J. Speleol.
  • Year Published 2011
  • Volume 40
  • Issue 1
  • Beginning Page 23
  • Ending Page 37
  • Book Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.5038/1827-806X.40.1.4
  • Web of Science Category 15
  • Subject Category Geology; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
  • Document Delivery Number Geology
  • Unique Article Identifier 717WP
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