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AMCS Bulletin 26

The Astyanax Caves of Mexico
Cavefishes of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, and Guerrero

William R. Elliott
with contributions by Luis Espinasa ans Jean Louis Lacaille Múzquiz
326 pages, softbound
2018


This well-illustrated book was many years in the making. It covers the Sierra de El Abra region, one of the premier cave areas of Mexico. The book includes a lot of history, biology, hydrogeology, cave accounts, caver stories, and more--something for everyone. The book contains 18 tables, 15 area maps,  53 cave maps, 3 drawings, 183 photos, 1001 references, 8 caver stories,  many Spanish summaries, and acknowledgments of 282 cavers and scientists. A folded regional geologic/topographic map, 10 by 29 inches, suitable for field work is included in an envelope in the back cover.


Table of Contents

17
Ch. 1 - Introduction
21
Ch. 2 - Karst Hydrology and Cavefishes of the Sierra de El Abra Region
39
Ch. 3 - Biology of the Astyanax Cavefishes
45
Ch. 4 - Cave Ecology and Fauna of the Sierra de El Abra Region
89
Ch. 5 - Cave Exploration and Mapping in the Sierra de El Abra Region
99
Ch. 6 - Gómez Farías Area
111
Ch. 7 - Chamal-Ocampo Area
131
Ch. 8 - Northern Sierra de El Abra
147
Ch. 9 - Yerbaniz Cluster
163
Ch. 10 - Los Sabinos Area
197
Ch. 11 - Southern Sierra de El Abra
209
Ch. 12 - Micos and Tamasopo Areas
223
Ch. 13 - The Guerrero Fish Populations: Astyanax aeneus, as a Comparitive Cavefish Model
235
Ch. 14 - Conclusions and Future Work
237
Ap. 1 - Bibliography
271
Ap. 2 - Glossary of Scientific and Mexican Caving Terms
275
Ap. 3 - El Abra Cavers and Scientists
301
Ap. 4 - Forty Cave Dives in the Sierra de El Abra Region
305
Ap. 5 - How to Obtain Mexican Maps
309
Ap. 6 - Federico Bonet, 1953: Data on Caverns and Other Erosive Phenomena of the Sierra de El Abra. English translation by William R. Elliott and Jean Louis Lacaille Múzquiz

 


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