Patterns of Cave Biodiversity and Endemism in the Appalachians and Interior Plateau of Tennessee, USA

Abstract

Using species distribution data, we developed a georeferenced database of troglobionts (cave-obligate species) in Tennessee to examine spatial patterns of species richness and endemism, including >2000 records for 200 described species. Forty aquatic troglobionts (stygobionts) and 160 terrestrial troglobionts are known from caves in Tennessee, the latter… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064177

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