Fauna

Animal life found in or near caves

The Distribution and Type Localities of Thai Cave Fauna: Part Two: Beetles

 
This second part covers the coleoptera that have been identified and described from Thai caves.
 
Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Stenosini
 
Dichillus (Dichillus) kuschstaberi Kaszab, 1980
 
The type locality is RB0001 Tham Chom Pon: Ratchaburi: Chom Bueng: Khao Chom Pon N13.625619° E099.587584° Altitude 111 m
The only other record for this species is from a surface, non-karst locality in Phetchaburi (Fouque (2008))
 
 
Dichillus (Dichillus) kuschstaberi Kaszab, 1980 (reproduced from Kaszab (1980))
  
Carabidae: Paussinae: Ozaenini
 
Eustra deharvengi (Deuve, 1986)
 
The type and only known locality is MH0004 Tham Pha Mon: Mae Hong Son: Pang Mapha: Lum Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary: Ban Pha Mon N19.502390° E098.278125°Altitude 630 m
 
 
Eustra lebretoni Deuve, 1987
 
The type and only known locality is CM0028 Tham Tab Tao: Chiang Mai: Chai Prakan: Pha Daeng National Park: Ban Tham Tab Tao N19.660901° E099.117889° Altitude 620 m
 
 
Eustra leclerci (Deuve, 1986)
 
The type and only known locality is CR0010 Tham Ku Kaeo: Chiang Rai: Mae Sai: Pong Pha: Wat Tham Phum-Tham Plah N20.329163° E099.864169° Altitude 400 m
 
 
Eustra troglophila Deuve, 1987
 

The Distribution and Type Localities of Thai Cave Fauna: Part One: Millipedes

 
This first part covers the millipedes that have been identified and described from Thai caves. It has been updated in October 2013 to include the Trachyjulus species.



Cave millipedes in CM0208 Tham Luang Mae Sap, Chiang Mai


Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Haplodesmidae
 
Eutrichodesmus cavernicola (Sinclair, 1901)
 
The two type localities are YA0007 Tham Mued (Gua Glap); Yala: Muang: Ban Na Tham: Wat Tham Khuha Pimak N06.528051° E101.226280° altitude.: 71m and YA0040 Tham Gua Tanan; Yala: Muang
 
 
Eutrichodesmus gremialis (Hoffman, 1982)
 
The type locality is CM0174, an unnamed cave in the Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, but the co-ordinates in Enghoff (2005) place the cave at the edge of the hills to the east of Chiang Dao town.
Deharveng & Bedos (2000) record that the species has also recorded from CM0001 Tham Chiang Dao: Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao: Wat Tham Chiang Dao: Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary N19.393904° E098.927781° altitude: 460m
 
 
Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae
 
Desmoxytes purpurosea Enghoff, Sutcharit & Panha, 2007
 
The type and only known locality is in the doline at UT0038 Tham Tham Hup Pa Tard: Uthai Thani: Lan Sak: Khao Pla Ra Non-hunting Area N15.375530° E099.630716° altitude: 115m. It has not been recorded from underground.
 
 
Tylopus bispinosus Likhitrakarn, Golovatch, Prateepasen & Panha, 2010
 

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