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Published: 2023-05-16
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Living in the darkness: a new cave cricket species of the genus Endecous Saussure (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Phalangopsidae) from Serra da Bodoquena in Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil

Departamento de Zoologia; Instituto de Biociências; Universidade de São Paulo
Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva; Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Departamento de Ecologia; Evolução e Biodiversidade; Instituto de Biociências; Universidade Estadual Paulista
Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Subterrâneos
Departamento de Entomologia; Museu Nacional; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Orthoptera Hypogean new taxa troglobitic distribution

Abstract

We describe a new species of the genus Endecous Saussure (1878), recorded at the Dente de Cão and Urubu Rei caves, which are located in the Bodoquena municipality, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Species of Endecous are the most common of crickets in Brazilian hypogean environments. Endecous comprises 24 species described and is widely distributed throughout South America, occurring also in Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay. We also present a brief discussion about the presence of the genus in subterranean environments and a distribution map of Endecous troglobitic species through the regions of the Brazilian karst.

 

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