Introduction

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Whilst searching the online and published literature for cave references I have read many papers by biologists, mainly describing new species that had been captured in Thai caves. In the majority of these papers the information required to be able to locate these caves is very poor and without good knowledge of either the region or the caves you would struggle to find the places mentioned.
 
Having accurate and precise data for where specimens were collected is important because
a) obtaining further or newer specimens from the type locality may be neccessary for taxonomic work on the species.
b) unless the cave from which a species has been identified is precisely known it is difficult to conserve the species or identify threats to its habitats.
I hope to post here a series of short notes identifying the locations from which various groups of cave animals have been recorded.