Published: September 2007
New Troglobites - Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.
Related Links

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
www.nps.gov/seki/naturescience/cave.htm
Tour some of the caves in these parks, learn about the karst hydrology, view maps, and access cave management plans.

Edwards Aquifer Alliance
www.aquiferalliance.org/p_Plants_and_Animals.cfm
Learn about the plants and animals that reside in this vast aquifer in Texas.

Cave Organisms
www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/groundwater/ecosystems.php
?sec=ecos&pag=comm

This site provides a good breakdown summary of the different types of creatures that may reside in caves—troglobites, troglophiles, trogloxenes, and stygobites.
Bibliography

Chapman, Philip. Caves and Cave Life. Harper Collins, 1993.

Culver, David C., and William B. White, eds. Encyclopedia of Caves. Elsevier Academic Press, 2005.

Culver, David C., and others. “Obligate Cave Fauna of the 48 Contiguous United States.” Conservation Biology (April 2000), 386-401.

Despain, Joel. Hidden Beneath the Mountains: The Caves of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Cave Books, 2003.

Holsinger, John. “Troglobites: The Evolution of Cave-Dwelling Organisms.” American Scientist (March 1988), 145-56.

Molinari, Jesús, and others. “Predation by Giant Centipedes, Scolopendra gigantea, on Three Species of Bats in a Venezuelan Cave.” Caribbean Journal of Science. (February 2005) 340-46. Available online at caribjsci.org/aug05/41_340-346.pdf.
NGS Resources

Moffett, Mark W. "Fantastic Ants." National Geographic (August 2007), 140-51.

Moffett, Mark W. "Army Ants: Inside the Ranks." National Geographic (August 2006), 136-49.

Liittshwager, David, and Susan Middleton. "Hawaii's Outer Kingdom." National Geographic (October 2005), 70-97.

Cave, Ronald. "Jewel Scarabs." National Geographic (February 2001), 52-61.