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Author Beron, PetÅ­r, 1940-

Title High-altitude : Isopoda, Arachnida and Myriapoda in the Old World / Petar Beron
Published Sofia : Pensoft, 2008


Description 1 online resource (556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Bureschiana : series of monographs ; 1
Pensoft series faunistica, 1312-0174 ; no. 73
Pensoft series faunistica ; no. 73. 1312-0174
Bureschiana ; 1.
Contents Cover -- Contents13; -- Bureschiana 8211; A New Series of Monographs -- I. Introduction -- II. The High-Mountain Environment and the High-Mountain Fauna. Some Terms and Notions. Vertical Zonation of High Mountains. Adaptations of the Isopoda, Arachnida and Myriapoda (IAM) to High Altitude -- III. A History of Research on High-Mountain Isopoda8218; Arachnida and Myriapoda. Important Campaigns -- IV. Characteristics of the Mountain Systems of the Old World and of Isopoda, Arachnida and Myriapoda Recorded Therein -- V. Alticolous Isopoda, Arachnida and Myriapoda in the Old World -- VI. References
Summary Large groups of non-insect arthropods such as the terrestrial Isopoda, Arachnida and Myriapoda recorded higher than 2,200 meters above sea-level are listed from all mountain systems of Africa, Europe and Asia (including New Guinea). The maximum altitude for each species, genus, family, order and class is reported. This is the first compilation of this kind ever produced. The groups are compared between the different regions and the levels of endemism are outlined. A short description of each region shows the most peculiar features of high-montane terrestrial life in the Balkan and Iberian peninsulas, the Alps, the Tetras, the Caucasus, the Himalayas, as well as in the mountains of Turkey, Central Asia, South-East Asia, Japan, New Guinea, the Cameroon, eastern and southern Africa, Madagascar, North Africa, the Canary Islands and others. The trend in the number of species and genera decreasing with altitude, termed "taxogradient", is analyzed. Such new terms as "hybsobiont" and "hybsoendemic" are also introduced. The bibliography contains more than 1,300 references
Notes "This book is a monograph on the high-altitude non-insect arthropods of the Old World"--Page 7
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-556)
Notes Introduction to Bureschiana series also in Bulgarian
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Subject Arthropoda -- Eastern Hemisphere
Mountain animals -- Eastern Hemisphere
Isopoda -- Eastern Hemisphere
Arachnida -- Eastern Hemisphere
Myriapoda -- Eastern Hemisphere
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Mountain animals
Eastern Hemisphere
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789546424174