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1 July 2016 A checklist of subterranean water crustaceans from Chile (South America)
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Groundwaters are globally characterized by the presence of a high diversity of crustacean species. The current knowledge about these environments in South America is limited. The objective of this study is to compile a checklist of crustacean species reported from Chilean groundwaters. We found sixty publications about the groundwater fauna in Chile. A total of 46 species belonging to the families Canthocamptidae, Bogidiellidae, Falklandellidae, Phreatogammaridae, Paraleptamphopidae, Ingolfiellidae, Stygocarididae, Bathynellidae, Parabathynellidae, and Parastacidae occur between 24° S and 50° S. The present study indicates that it is necessary to conduct more research towards a comprehensive knowledge about the groundwater crustaceans of Chile.

Patricio de los Ríos–Escalante, Luciano Parra–Coloma, Marcela A. Peralta, Jorge Pérez-Schultheiss, and Erich H. Rudolph "A checklist of subterranean water crustaceans from Chile (South America)," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 129(1), (1 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-129.Q2.114
Published: 1 July 2016
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