Volume 46, Issue 3 (2017)



Subterranean systems provide a suitable overwintering habitat for Salamandra salamandra
Monika Balogová, Dušan Jelić, Michaela Kyselová, and Marcel Uhrin

  • The strong connection of the life cycle of fire salamanders with underground shelters
  • Observing of population size, survival, recapture probability of wintering populations
  • Karstic areas can induce group wintering in the fire salamander
  • Regular visits important for reliable estimate of the number of wintering individuals
  • Higher heterogeneity of habitat causes greater underestimating of the wintering population


Timing of speleogenesis of Las Karmidas Cave (Mexico): first description of pseudokarst developed in ignimbrite
María del Pilar Aliaga-Campuzano, Rafael López-Martínez, Pablo Dávila-Harris, Ramón Espinasa-Pereña, Adriana Espino del Castillo, and J.P. Bernal

  • Cave hosted between ingnimbrite and calcareous diamicton, lavishly decorated with speleothems
  • Geochemical and geochronological constrains on the origin and development of the cave
  • Speleogenetic model based on stratigraphic, geochemistry and speloelogical surveys