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    Author(s): William R. Elliott; James R. Reddell; D. Craig Rudolph; G.O. Graening; Thomas S. Briggs; Darrell Ubick; Rolf L. Aalbu; Jean Krejca; Steven J. Taylor
    Date: 2017
    Source: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Hidden biodiversity is revealed in this study of California's subterranean fauna, which contains distinctive elements that differentiate it from other North American regions. Since 1975, the rate of discovery of new species has accelerated with funded projects in most of the important cave areas of the state, including our own studies. Here we compile all available biological records for subterranean sites in California dating back to 1840.

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    Elliott, William R.; Reddell, James R.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Graening, G.O.; Briggs, Thomas S.; Ubick, Darrell; Aalbu, Rolf L.; Krejca, Jean; Taylor, Steven J. 2017. The cave fauna of California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Series 4, Vol. 64, Suppl. 1. 311 p.

    Keywords

    California, cave, subterranean, karst, troglobites, stygobites, phreatobites, biodiversity

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