terricolous


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terricolous

(tĕ-rĭk′ə-ləs)
adj.
Living on or in the ground: terricolous worms.
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In the course of the study of terricolous testate amoebae of the neotropical area of Ecuador's mountain habitats (Krashevska et al., 2007, 2012) 135 testate amoebae taxa were identified in 36 samples.
Cladonia cristatella Tuck.--Lignicolous (log), corticolous (Pinus slrobus cone); terricolous. 13148 (XVI), 13182 (VI), 13352 & 13368 (IX).
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.
Eldridge DG (1996) Distribution and Floristics of Terricolous Lichens in Soil Crusts in Arid and Semi-arid New South Wales.
Abdel-Azeem AM, Abdel-Moneim TS, Ibrahim ME, Hassan MAA, Saleh MY (2007) Effects of long-term heavy metal contamination on diversity of terricolous fungi and nematodes in Egypt--a case study.
This cyanobacterial lichen is mainly terricolous, with a thick thallus and submural spores.
Water distribution within terricolous lichens revealed by scanning electron microscopy and its relevance in soil crust ecology.
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.