saxicolous


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saxicolous

[sak′sik·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Living or growing among rocks.
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Morphology and anatomy of chasmolitic versus epilithic growth: a taxonomic revision of inconspicuous saxicolous Buellia species from the Sonoran Desert Region generally ascribed to the "Buelliapunctata" group.
Cryptanthus tiradentesensis is a saxicolous species of the "Campos Rupestres", growing among rock outcrops partially shaded by shrubs or on almost bare full exposed rock sufaces, from 700 to 1,200 m elevation, along the borders of Serra de Sao Jose, which faces the historical city of Tiradentes that inspired its name.
Plant terrestrial or saxicolous, caulescent, stems 12-15 cm long, ca.
A revision of the saxicolous. csorediate species of Ainoa and Tropelia (Baeomycetaceae and Trapeliaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) in North America, with the description of two new species.
Results showed that colony counts, total number of species, and the number of bioactive species of actinobacteria in saxicolous lichens were higher in elevation 3000 m.
Leptogium cyanescens (Rabenh.) Korb.--Lignicolous (log), saxicolous (mossy rock).
Their most important novel findings are a strong association of species richness with area and productivity; the Amazon as the ancestral area of diversification from a saxicolous grazer ancestor; and the arid lands of the proto-Monte region as the ancestral macrohabitat of octodontids.
The remaining two species, the saxicolous Three-toed Skink Saiphos equalis and shade-loving Weasel Skink Saproscincus mustelina were recorded by microhabitat disturbance by bush regeneration operations.
Microhabitat use by the saxicolous lizard, Liolaemus occipitalis (Squamata, Tropiduridae), in the coastal sand dunes of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.