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Cave Fauna of Ukraine

Proceedings of the Theriological School, volume 6

 

english version Summary. The issue includes the descriptions of several systematic groups of cavernicolous animals in Ukraine. This volume has been prepared by zoologists, who has the largest practice in the investigations of some animal groups, such as nematodes, crustaceans, spiders and mints, different insects, amphibians, and mammals. The annotated checklist of the main caves, list of speloefauna and general bibliography about speleofauna are presented.


 

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Foreword (p. 18: pdf 105 kb)

Chapter 1. Caves as environment for biota existence (p. 940: pdf 378 kb)

1.1. Bern Convention and underground habitats ... 10-13
1.2. Caves as habitats ... 14-20
1.3. Scientific investigations in caves ... 21-22
1.4. Exploitation of caves: caving and speleology ... 23-25
1.5. Strategy of caves' protection ... 26-29
1.6. Conservation of caves and protection systems for their entrances ... 30-32
1.7. Peculiarities of speleofauna and definition of speleobionts ... 33-40

Chapter 2. Main systematic groups of invertebrates (p. 4179: pdf 385 kb)

2.1. Nematodes (Nematoda) ... 42-44
2.2. Molluscs (Mollusca) ... 45-46
2.3. Crustaceans (Crustacea) ... 47-52
2.4. Collembolans (Collembola) ... 53-58
2.5. Beetles (Coleoptera) ... 59-63
2.6. Spiders (Aranei) ... 64-68
2.7. Mites (Acari): freelife and endoparasites ... 69-72
2.8. Ticks and mites (Acari) parasites of cave mammals ... 73-75
2.9. Poorly-investigated groups of cave invertebrates ... 76-79

Chapter 3. Review of systematic groups of vertebrates (p. 80116: pdf 346 kb)

3.1. Amphibians (Lissamphibia) ... 81-84
3.2. Birds (Aves) in underground sites of the Western Ukraine ... 85-86
3.3. Birds in the undergrounds of Crimea ... 87-89
3.4. Bats (Chiroptera) ... 90-95
3.5. Carnivore mammals (Carnivora) ... 96-98
3.6. Rodents (Glires) ... 99-101
3.7. Vertebrates as component of fossil troglofaunas ... 102-116

Chapter 4. Key underground sites of fauna (p. 117179: pdf 537 kb)

4.1. Caves as objects of the natural reserve fund ... 118-125
4.2. Crimean cave region ... 126-130
4.3. Description of caves of Mountain Crimea ... 131-143
4.4. Underground sites of the West Podolia ... 144-152
4.5. Caves of the Northern part of the Eastern Carpathians and the Lviv province ... 153-157
4.6. Caves of Bukovina ... 158-168
4.7. Caves and adits of the Transcarpathians and their fauna ... 169-179

Chapter 5. Reference information >>> (p. 180248: pdf 730 kb)

5.1. Explanatory dictionary for biospeleologist ... 181-187
5.2. Criteria of value of caves on a biotic component ... 188-190
5.3. A checklist of cave fauna of Ukraine ... 191-216
5.4. Bibliography on biospeleology in Ukraine ... 217-239
5.5. Recommendation No. 36 (1992) ... 240-244
5.6. Information about authors ... 245-246

Acknowledgements ... 247

 


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