The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 40 Number 1: 27-34 - January 1978

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Biology of Ogle Cave with a List of the Cave Fauna of Slaughter Canyon
W. Calvin Welbourn


Ogle Cave and 15 others caves in Slaughter Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico were examined for cave fauna. Seventy-one invertebrates, representing 21 orders, and 4 vertebrates were found. Thirty-six species were new records for the Guadalupe Mountains. One previously unreported troglobite, an isopod (Brackenridgi sp.), and a possibly troglobitic spider (Leptoneta sp.) are also reported.

Data concerning the distribution and habitats of the fauna and the results of 28 pitfall traps placed in Ogle Cave are discussed.

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