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Terrestrial Cave Animals in Bulgaria

  • Petar Beron
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 82)

Abstract

Karstic landscape cover about 22.7% of the Bulgarian territory, with more than 5000 caves and potholes. Regular exploration of the cave fauna of Bulgaria started in 1922, and by the end of 2005 more than 800 animal species have been reported from 780 caves. Troglobite and stygobite species are 167, most of them Bulgarian endemics. The most important groups are Diplopoda (54 spp, 17 troglobites), Coleoptera (123 spp, 41 troglobites), and others. Monograph on the cave fauna of Bulgaria is being prepared, containing all available data and bibliography of over 500 titles. Main centers of biospeleological studies are the National Museum of Natural History and the Institute of Zoology (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

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Balkan Peninsula Bulgarian Academy Terrestrial Isopod Nomen Nudum Phyletic Lineage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petar Beron
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  1. 1.National Museum of Natural HistoryBulgarian Academy of SciencesTsar Osvoboditel Blvd. 1, 1000 SofiaBulgaria

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