Subterranean Diplopods (Myriapoda, Diplopoda) fauna of the Biokovo Mountain

Đud, Lana (2012) Subterranean Diplopods (Myriapoda, Diplopoda) fauna of the Biokovo Mountain. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Up to date 13 species of diplopods have been recognized in the Mt. Biokovo area. Through analysis of the samples collected by the Croatian Biospeleological Society and an additional field study, the number of diplopod species in this area has risen to 19. Repeated determination of all analysed samples collected from 76 speleological objects, revealed 11 species, raising the total number of diplopods on Mt. Biokovo to 19. From a total of six new species, two are newly discovered that have previously not been scientifically described. According to the ecological classification, a total of five troglobite, three troglophile, two subtroglophile, and nine trogloxene species have been noted. In total, six endemic diplopod species for Mt. Biokovo have been found. Age-sex structure revealed that juvenile animals were the most numerous in the population, followed by females and males. For each species, a habitat list was updated and site locations were charted. Most photos of the animals were done in situ, and a minor part, including the gender related structures (gonopods) was taken in the laboratory.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: millipeds , Biokovo mountain , subterranean, taxon , cave-dwelling
Supervisor: Kučinić, Mladen
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 90
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 11:53
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 08:29

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