Arthropod diversity in caves with moderate and high anthropogenic presence.
Toro Rosario, Miriam
Meléndez-Ackerman, Elvia J.
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Extensive diversity of organisms are found in subterranean habitats varying in degrees of permanence and residence (Culver 2009). Cave organisms are classified as trogloxenes, those that are accidental and temporal subterranean visitors, and as troglobionts , permanent residents of subterranenan caves (Culver 1982). Scattered taxonomical literature pressume tropics have low subterranean species diversity and most cave surface dwelling species are undescribed (Mitchell 1969 and Trajano 2001).