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  • Nowhere else do blind northern cave fish Amblyopsis spelaea (VU), Typhlichthus subterraneus and their spring cave-dwelling relative Chologaster agassizi co-exist.

    Mammoth Cave National Park, United States

  • Of special significance is the cave fruit bat (Eonycteris spelaea), which is a pollinator of the economically important durian tree (Durio zibethinus).

    Eastern Java-Bali rain forests

  • There's a pretty good recent paper on cave hyena Crocuta crocuta spelaea remains from the Czech Republic 2.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Prey deposits and den sites of the Upper Pleistocene hyena Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823) in horizontal and vertical caves of the Bohemian Karst (Czech Republic).

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • _Elephas primigenius_, _Ursus spelaeus_, _Hyaena spelaea_, and other extinct animals, under layers of stalagmite.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • There were times, too, when faced by a mighty cave bear, a saber-toothed tiger, or huge felis spelaea, black-maned and terrible, even my powerful rifle seemed pitifully inadequate -- but fortune favored me so that I passed unscathed through adventures that even the recollection of causes the short hairs to bristle at the nape of my neck.


  • For an account of them and the position they occupied we are indebted to Mr. Dawkins, F.G.S., who, in company with Mr. Williamson, explored the cavern in 1859, and obtained from it the bones of the Hyaena spelaea in such numbers as to lead him to conclude that the cavern had for a long time been a hyaena's den.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • In it have been found the two branches of a human lower jaw with teeth well-preserved, and the bones of the Elephas primigenius, Rhinoceros tichorhinus, Ursus spelaeus, Hyaena spelaea, and Cervus tarandus, all specifically determined by M. Lartet.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • Hyaena spelaea; Felis spelaea, or the cave-lion; Cervus tarandus, or the reindeer; a species of horse, ox, and several rodents, and others not yet determined.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • In other words, they were subsequent to the last great physical changes of Europe, and were contemporaries of the urus and bison, not of the Elephas primigenius, Rhinoceros tichorhinus, and Hyaena spelaea.

    The Antiquity of Man


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  • “Beasts—aelurodons, lumbering spelaeae, and slinking shapes to which I could put no name, all fainter than we who watched from the rooftop—moved among the dead.”

    —Gene Wolfe, The Claw of the Conciliator

    October 11, 2010