Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 35 Number 4: 99-107 - October 1973

A publication of the National Speleological Society

A Review of the Invertebrate Fauna of Volcanic Caves in Western North America
Stewart B. Peck


The known invertebrate inhabitants of volcanic caves are listed together with comments on their ecology and distribution. Several highly specialized troglobitic species are present in these caves. The microclimatic similarity of volcanic to limestone caves is discussed. The occupation of temperate volcanic caves was precipitated by changing Pleistocene climatic conditions, just as was the occupation of temperate limestone caves.

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