Intra- and inter-population polymorphism in Coletinia maggii (Grassi, 1887) (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae), an inhabitant of soil, mesovoid shallow substratum (MSS) and caves--A challenge for the strict classification of subterranean fauna?

  title={Intra- and inter-population polymorphism in Coletinia maggii (Grassi, 1887) (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae), an inhabitant of soil, mesovoid shallow substratum (MSS) and caves--A challenge for the strict classification of subterranean fauna?},
  author={Jos{\'e} D. Gilgado and Vicente M Ortu{\~n}o},
  volume={3920 1},
New locations of Coletinia maggii (Grassi, 1887) have been discovered in the center of the Iberian Peninsula in different types of subterranean environments, such as a stony layer in the subsoil of an alluvial plain, an alluvial Mesovoid Shallow Substratum or Milieu Souterrain Superficiel (MSS) and a gypsum cave. This is the first record of both an alluvial MSS in the center of the Iberian Peninsula and of a subterranean species living in it. The high number of specimens captured allowed the… 
The hypogean Iberian genus Typhlopsychrosoma Mauriès, 1982 (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Vandeleumatidae): distribution map, key to species, first record in a Mesovoid Shallow Substratum (MSS) and detailed iconography of T. baeticaense (Mauriès, 2013).
An updated distribution map and a key to species of the genus are presented, with illustrations of the gonopods of all species described so far, and a detailed Scanning Electron Microscopy iconography provides additional information on gonopod morphology.
Three new species of European Coletinia Wygodzinsky (Zygentoma, Nicoletiidae), with additional records and an updated identification key
We describe three new species of the genus Coletinia Wygodzinsky, 1980, the most diverse of the family Nicoletiidae (order Zygentoma = Thysanura s. str.) in Europe: C. dalmatica Molero-Baltanás,
Ecology and sampling techniques of an understudied subterranean habitat: the Milieu Souterrain Superficiel (MSS)
The advances in the study of the physical and ecological factors affecting this habitat—i.e., microclimate, energy flows, animal communities, and trophic interactions are synthesized and described and reviewed the available sampling methods used to investigate MSS fauna.


A new hypogean species of Iberian Microtyphlus and review of the taxonomic position of Speleotyphlus and Aphaenotyphlus (Carabidae: Trechinae: Anillini)
A new species of cave-dwelling Anillini (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Microtyphlus charon n. sp. is described from the “Surgencia de l’Orao” Cave (Valencia, East Spain). M. charon n. sp. is close to two
Description of Microtyphlus (Speleotyphlus) infernalis n. sp. from Valencia (eastern Iberian Peninsula), and review of the present state of knowledge of this hypogean subgenus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Anillini)
A comparison of the main morphological charac teristics of the species belonging to the Speleotyphlus subgenus reveals the need for a thorough revision of the whole group, which could be para phyletic.
Revision of the genus Coletinia (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) in the Iberian Peninsula, with descriptions of nine new species.
The discovery of several members of the genus Coletinia Wygodzinsky, 1980, from subterranean habitats (endogean and troglobiont), prompted the review of this genus in the Iberian Peninsula, and nine new species have been established.
The constant presence of brood, aptery in the females and males, as well as their limitation to the cavernicolous environment raise the possibility that this species might even be a species, or at least populations, that are strictly cavedwelling, considerations discussed in depth in this paper.
Subterranean Ants: The Case of Aphaenogaster cardenai (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
According to all above, ants might adapt to the deepest hypogean environments by means of changes in their social structure, but without those changes, the MSS would be their last frontier in their process of colonization of hypoGEan environments.
Gollumjapyx smeagol gen. n., sp. n., an enigmatic hypogean japygid (Diplura: Japygidae) from the eastern Iberian Peninsula
The new species has been located inside six average-sized underground caves and may be one of the major hypogean predators in the Iberian Peninsula, with a diet that ranges from Acari to Anillini carabids, and it is possible to infer a remote origin for this species, as suggested by its high level of specialization in the subterranean ecosystems.
The “Alluvial Mesovoid Shallow Substratum”, a New Subterranean Habitat
It is possible that the “alluvial MSS” may be found in other areas of the world with strongly seasonal climatic regimes, and could play an important role as a biogeographic corridor and as a refuge from climatic changes.
Can we agree on an ecological classification of subterranean animals?
After a review of historic classifications, standardized definitions of the most widely used terms are proposed and four categories are proposed which are terminological approximations of the classic Schiner‐Racovitza terminology.
Are troglobitic taxa troglobiomorphic? A test using phylogenetic inference
The author examines variation and genetic relationships in populations of the Androniscus den tiger complex from Central Italy (Isopoda, Oniscidea, Trichoniscidae) and genetic divergence and evolutionary times for South-European Stenasellus species.
Ecology of Cave Arthropods
In general, the science of biospeleology in the United States has lagged far behind studies in Europe, and it was not until the 1950s that the modern period of cave biology began in North America.