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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 2009, Vol 71, Issue 1, p. 2-15
Oreonetides beattyi, a new troglobitic spider (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from eastern North America, and re-description of Oreonetides flavus
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A new troglobitic Linyphiidae, Oreonetides beattyi n.sp., is described from caves of eastern North America. The species is morphologically close to Oreonetides flavus Emerton and proposed as sister-species. Both species are described, illustrated and their distribution is documented. The intra-specific variation of O. beattyi is detailed: female genitalia display unusual variability, but males provided stable species level diagnosis. A male from Bull Cave (Tennessee) that shows significant genitalic variation is problematic, however. With limited sampling, the genetic bar-coding approach did not provide helpful insights to determine if this specimen belongs to a different species, is morphologically aberrant, or simply belongs to a population geographically distant enough to explain genetic variability. We propose the cryophilic affinities/relict population hypothesis to explain the ecological affinities of some Linyphiidae that are restricted to caves in most of their ranges, but occur on the surface at the northern edge of their distribution. We suggest an evolutionary scenario for the disjunct distribution of Oreonetides beattyi n.sp. in eastern caves and O. flavus in more northern latitudes on the west coast of North America.