epigean


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epigean

[¦ep·ə¦jē·ən]
(botany)
Pertaining to a plant or plant part that grows above the ground surface.
(zoology)
Living near or on the ground surface, applied especially to insects.
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carolinae have recently been described from Perry County, Missouri, that differ from epigean populations in relative eye size, amount of pigmentation, body shape, reduction in pelvic fin ray number, and enlargement of cephalic lateralis pores (Burr et al.
Report on cavernicole and epigean spiders from the Yucatan Peninsula.
AN ISOTOPIC EXAMINATION OF CAVE AND EPIGEAN AQUATIC SYSTEMS IN MAMMOTH CAVE.
Activity rhythms and behavioral characterization of two epigean and one cavernicolous harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Gonyleptidae).
Comparative density of hair sensilla on the legs of cavernicolous and epigean harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones).
Arachnids of the order Ricinulei can be locally abundant, inside caves and in epigean habitats such as Amazonian forests, where densities as high as 36 individuals per square meter have been reported (Adis et al.
Troglochernes imitans is one of the most highly modified troglobitic members of the Chernetidae, displaying extremely elongate pedipalps and legs suggesting an extended period of isolation from ancestral epigean populations.
imitans suggest a long divergence time from the epigean populations from which it was originally derived.
The two specimens from Rinca Island were taken from epigean habitats indicating that P.
The majority of American ideoroncid species are found in epigean habitats but some, such as Ideoroncus cavicola Mahnert 2001 from Brazil, the four Mexican species of Typhloroncus, and several species of Albiorix, are restricted to caves.
The two type specimens from Grutas de Monteflor possess a slightly more slender chela than the other specimens which, apart from a single male specimen taken from a cave (Cueva de la Culebra, Oaxaca), were collected from epigean habitats.