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- adj. Existing or growing underground.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hypogeous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hypogeal.
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The paper is entitled Gollumjapyx smeagol gen. n., sp. n., an enigmatic hypogean japygid (Diplura: Japygidae) from the eastern Iberian Peninsula, the authors A. Sendra, V. Ortuno, A. Moreno, S. Montagud and S. Teruel describe the species, originally found 25 years ago but now supported by more data, as:
The new species is highly adapted to hypogean life with very obvious troglobiomorphic features: unpigmented cuticle, an extraordinary lengthening of thorax and appendixes, multiplication of antennomeres and supernumerary placoid sensilla, not just in the apical antennomere but also in the preceding antennomeres.
The new species has been located inside six average-sized underground caves, generally in the deepest areas, and may be one of the major hypogean predators in the Iberian Peninsula, with a diet that ranges from Acari to Anillini carabids.
It is therefore the only manifestly hypogean japygid species in the Iberian Peninsula, where only Metajapyx moroderi Silvestri, was known in certain caves of the eastern reaches of the Prebetic range.
These traits make it the most exceptional of all the hypogean Japygidae known to date, with troglobiomorphic characteristics more accentuated than in other hypogean taxa known in the rest of the world.
Mercedes on a hypogean joyride and demolishing it.
In any event, if the ‘marquise’ had a weakness for little boys, when she threw open to them the hypogean doors of those cubicles of stone in which men crouch like sphinxes, she must have been moved to that generosity less by the hope of corrupting them than by the pleasure which all of us feel in displaying a needless prodigality to those whom we love, for I have never seen her with any other visitor except an old park-keeper.