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terricolous

(tĕ-rĭk′ə-ləs)
adj.
Living on or in the ground: terricolous worms.
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In these environments the terricolous species use the soil and leaf litter as breeding grounds during non-flood period and later migrate to tree trunks and areas of the forest canopy, where they remain during the high water season (Adis & Mahnert, 1990, a; Adis, 1997; Mahnert & Adis, 2002).
In habitat terms, corticolous lichens are the commonest, followed by saxicolous, terricolous and lichenicolous fungi (Figure 2).
Cladonia cryptochlorophaea Asahina--Corticolous (base of Acer saccharum), terricolous (thin layer of soil over rock).
The Lecanorales have five families: Parmeliaceae, Ramalinaceae Lecanoraceae, Stereocalulaceae, and finally, we have the family of the Cladoniaceae: it contains three taxa among the terricolous species which we have listed.
Terricolous thallophytes use the same substrate as vascular plants, but have no roots and are poikilohydric.
Forestry activity has reduced both terricolous and arboreal lichens, and access of reindeer to pastures has been hampered as a result of tree cutting, site preparation, fertilization, and logging residues, as well as forest fragmentation caused by roads and ditches (Pruitt, 1979; Berg et al.
The substrates upon which each lichen was growing were also noted: terricolous (clay or soil), saxicolous (concrete, dolomite, or granite), corticolous (the bark of trees or shrubs), lignicolous (wood or decorticate logs) or other (rusted metal, animal bones, fungi, mosses, etc.
Terricolous spiders (Araneae) of insecticide-treated spruce-fir forests in west-central Maine.
A squamulose terricolous lichen of the western interior United States and adjacent Canada with black marginal apothecia and, typically, with densely pruinose squamules.
The marine, interstitial, or terricolous fauna, consisting of polychaete lugworms (Arenicola) and various bivalves such as clams (Cardium), take advantage of both the layer of subterranean marine moisture and the input of organic material to the surface.
Terricolous arthropods delay their annual ascent into the canopies of Amazonian flood plain forests during El Nino events (Adis and Latif 1996).