Under the volcano: phylogeography and evolution of the cave-dwelling Palmorchestia hypogaea (Amphipoda, Crustacea) at La Palma (Canary Islands)

@article{Villacorta2008UnderTV,
  title={Under the volcano: phylogeography and evolution of the cave-dwelling Palmorchestia hypogaea (Amphipoda, Crustacea) at La Palma (Canary Islands)},
  author={Carlos Darwin Angulo Villacorta and Dami{\'a} Jaume and Pedro Orom{\'i} and Carlos Juan},
  journal={BMC Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
BackgroundThe amphipod crustacean Palmorchestia hypogaea occurs only in La Palma (Canary Islands) and is one of the few terrestrial amphipods in the world that have adapted to a strictly troglobitic life in volcanic cave habitats. A surface-dwelling closely related species (Palmorchestia epigaea) lives in the humid laurel forest on the same island. Previous studies have suggested that an ancestral littoral Orchestia species colonized the humid forests of La Palma and that subsequent drought… 
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