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Biospeleology

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Biospeleologist James R. Reddell of the Texas Memorial Museum enters a cave for study.  Biospeleology is the study of cave biology and its many aspects, such as ecology, taxonomy, biogeography, genetics, evolution, behavior, microbiology, environmental studies, and others. (© William R. Elliott)

A  Myotis velifer incautus  bat, known as the "cave myotis" or "Mexican brown bat;" River Styx Cave, Northwest Texas. This species is beneficial to humans,   eating many small pest insects during their nightly flights. Found in many Texas caves, their colonies number from a few up to 20,000. This species has been killed and driven out of many caves by vandals. (© William R. Elliott).

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