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Cryptozoic


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Describing animals that live mainly within soil, litter, or detritus, being rarely seen in the ‘open air’. Most are invertebrates, such as earthworms, woodlice, centipedes, and numerous insect larvae, although the term may be extended to include burrowing or hole-dwelling vertebrates, for example some lizards, snakes, and rodents.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.


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