Biospeleology of the Piemonte
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Grotta delle Vene (103 Pi/CN)
(Veins Cave)

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Commune:

Ormea

Valley:

Tanaro

Mons:

Rocche del Manco

Map I.G.M.:

91 II NO Viozene

Coordinates:

long.: 4░42'07"

lat.: 44░09'05"

Quota:

1550 m a.s.l.

Length:

4700 m

Difference in level:

+155 m

Lithotype:

Limestone

Topography

Beautiful cave, both from the speleological and hydrogeological and biospeleological point of view. Its phreatic tunnels have a very characteristic section and also the river and the inner lakes are an attractive spectacle.

From the biospeleological point of view, we must citate the Diplopoda Plectogona angustum of which have been described different subspecies; this is a taxonomical problem that the author want solve in the futur since he will specialize in this group; the Trechinae Duvalius pecoudi and Agostinia launoi and a numerous colony of Rhinolophus hypposideros.

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