Evolutionary Biology: Volume 2 by Theodosius Dobzhansky (auth.), Theodosius Dobzhansky, Max K.

By Theodosius Dobzhansky (auth.), Theodosius Dobzhansky, Max K. Hecht, William C. Steere (eds.)

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M. Banta (1907), and C. H. Eigenmann (1909) made major contributions to our knowledge of cave faunas of the United States. During the period between World Wars I and II, the collection of cave faunas in the New World progressed at a much slower rate than in Europe. More than half of the known species of troglobites in North American caves have been collected since 1950. At least another decade will elapse before the major descriptive effort in North American biospeleology is completed. Animal Life in Caves Classification of Cavernicoles Cavernicoles are customarily classified 1 as (1) troglobites, obligatory species which are unable to survive except in caves or similar hypogean habitats (Fig.

Competition ................................................ Circadian rhythms in cavernicoles ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . Effects of geologic structure ................................... Regressive Evolution in Cave Animals .............................. Lamarckian theories ......................................... Orthogenetic theories ........................................ Darwinian theories .......................................... Conclusions ................................................

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