Vol. 23 Núm. 3 (2007)
Notas científicas

Primer caso de nidificación de un geotrupino (scarabaeoidea: geotrupidae) en cuevas: un fenómeno excepcional

Gonzalo Halffter
Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Km. 2.5 Carr. Antigua a Coatepec No. 351, Congr. El Haya, C.P. 91070, Xalapa, Veracruz, MÉXICO
Cuauhtémoc Deloya
Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Km. 2.5 Carr. Antigua a Coatepec No. 351, Congr. El Haya, C.P. 91070, Xalapa, Veracruz, MÉXICO

Publicado 2007-12-05

Cómo citar

Halffter, G., & Deloya, C. (2007). Primer caso de nidificación de un geotrupino (scarabaeoidea: geotrupidae) en cuevas: un fenómeno excepcional. ACTA ZOOLÓGICA MEXICANA (N.S.), 23(3). https://doi.org/10.21829/azm.2007.233598

Resumen

The Tasalolpan cave in the state of Puebla, Mexico is the only cave in the world where three species of Scarabaeoidea are found together: a geotrupine, a scarabaeine and an aphodine. As shown in this communication, the first two species appear to be troglobites: they have never been collected outside of the cave in spite of intensive searches, and it has been confirmed that at least one of them (the geotrupine) nests in the cave.