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Parallels between two geographically and ecologically disparate cave invasions by the same species, Asellus aquaticus (Isopoda, Crustacea)
Caves are long‐known examples of evolutionary replications where similar morphologies (troglomorphies) evolve independently as the result of strong natural selection of the extreme environment.Expand
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Niphargus–Thiothrix associations may be widespread in sulphidic groundwater ecosystems: evidence from southeastern Romania
Niphargus is a speciose amphipod genus found in groundwater habitats across Europe. Three Niphargus species living in the sulphidic Frasassi caves in Italy harbour sulphur‐oxidizing ThiothrixExpand
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A new species of freshwater flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dendrocoelidae) inhabiting a chemoautotrophic groundwater ecosystem in Romania
We report the description of a new species of freshwater flatworm of the genus Dendrocoelum inhabiting the chemoautotrophic ecosystem of Movile Cave as well as several sulfidic wells in the nearbyExpand
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Morphological Evolution of Coexisting Amphipod Species Pairs from Sulfidic Caves Suggests Competitive Interactions and Character Displacement, but No Environmental Filtering and Convergence
Phenotypically similar species coexisting in extreme environments like sulfidic water are subject to two opposing eco-evolutionary processes: those favoring similarity of environment-specific traits,Expand
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Niphargus dancaui sp. nov. (Amphipoda, Niphargidae) – a new species thriving in sulfidic groundwaters in southeastern Romania
Niphargus dancaui sp. nov., previously referred to as Niphargus cf. stygius , was sampled from various groundwater sites in and near the town of Mangalia (SE Romania) and described with Movile CaveExpand
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Sulfur cave (Romania), an extreme environment with microbial mats in a Co2-H2S/O2 gas chemocline dominated by mycobacteria
Sulfur Cave (Puturosu Mountain, Romania) is an extreme environment, unique for displaying life in a gas chemocline. The lower part of the cave is filled with CO2, CH4, and H2S of mofettic origin,Expand
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Two new Truncatelloidea species from Melissotrypa Cave in Greece (Caenogastropoda)
Abstract In the small lake located in the cave Melissotrypa in Thessalia, Greece, truncatelloidean gastropods representing two species were found, new to science. One of them, represented by twoExpand
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Kryptonesticus georgescuae spec. nov. from Movile Cave, Romania (Araneae: Nesticidae)
Abstract. Kryptonesticus georgescuae spec. nov., a blind troglobitic spider species from the mesothermal sulfidic Movile Cave (Romania), is described and illustrated based on two female specimens.Expand
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A new cave Pseudoscorpion from the region of Mangalia (Romania): Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) borissketi n. sp. (Chthoniidae, Pseudoscorpiones)
Only two species of Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) (Chthoniidae) are presently known from Dobruja, Romania. Among these one should mention Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) tetrachelatus (Preyssler)Expand
Amphipods in a Greek cave with sulphidic and non-sulphidic water: phylogenetically clustered and ecologically divergent
We characterized taxonomically, ecologically, and phylogenetically the amphipod community of Melissotrypa Cave (Central Greece), which comprises both freshwater and sulphidic lakes. We found fourExpand
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