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Title: Hotspot in ferruginous rock may have serious implications in Brazilian conservation policy
Authors: Zeppelini, Douglas
Oliveira, João Victor L. C.
Lima, Estevam C. Araujo de
Brito, Roniere A.
Ferreira, Aila S.
Stievano, Luis C.
Brito, Nathan P.
Oliveira-Neto, Misael A.
Lopes, Bruna C. H.
Keywords: Conservation biology;Entomology
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2022
Abstract: A hotspot of subterranean Collembola in ferruginous rock caves and Mesovoid Shallow Substratum is revealed by the analysis of pseudocryptic diversity. The diversity is accessed by detailed description of chaetotaxy and slight variation in morphology of 11 new species of Trogolaphysa Mills, 1938 (Collembola, Paronellidae, Paronellinae) and the 50 previously recorded species of springtails from caves, using optical and electronic microscopy. When combined with recent subterranean surveys, our results show an important reservoir of cave diversity in the Mesovoid Shallow Substratum. Contrastingly the conservation policy for subterranean fauna in metallogenic areas in Brazil prioritizes the caves instead the cave species, which may be extremely detrimental to the fauna in the shallow subterranean habitats not accessible to humans.
metadata.dc.source: Sci Rep
metadata.dc.type: Artigo
metadata.dc.totalpage: 52

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