Trichoniscidae


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Trichoniscidae

[‚trik·ə′nis·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A primitive family of isopod crustaceans in the suborder Oniscoidea found in damp littoral, halophilic, or riparian habitats.
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It was included by Vandel (1960) in the section Synocheta and family Buddelundiellidae (now a subfamily of Trichoniscidae).
Sur la classification des Trichoniscidae et la position systematique de Thaumatoniscellus orghidani Tabacaru, 1973 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea).
comb., reconsidered with notes on New World species of the genus (Crustacea, Isopoda, Trichoniscidae).
Class Order Family Genus/species Gastropoda Stylommatophora Polygridae Patera perigrapta PILSBRY Malacostraca Isopoda Trichoniscidae Caucasonethes sp.
The caves have been previously studied by several researchers (Capra 1924; Jeannel 1924, 1937; Capra & Conci 1931; Binaghi 1939; Arcangeli 1940; Casale 1980; Vailati 1988) and several interesting endemic species have been recognized, including Alpioniscus fneriensis (Parona 1880) (Isopoda, Trichoniscidae), Dellabeffaella roccai (Capra 1924) (Coleoptera, Cholevidae) and Sphodropsis ghilianii (Schaum 1858) (Coleoptera, Carabidae).
This isopod (Oniscidea: Trichoniscidae) inhabits humid edaphic environments and natural and artificial caves.