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Glenwood cave critter named for discoverer

Jordan SteffenThe Denver PostAspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Colorado cave biologist Dave Steinmann is used to discovering new species in hidden places – but it’s not every day one is named after him.A new species of pseudoscorpion, discovered in Glenwood Caverns, was named for Steinmann in Subterranean Biology’s yearly journal, published in December.”It’s fun and an honor to be recognized,” Steinmann said in an interview. “I just hope it contributes to people understanding that caves are sensitive.”Cryptograegris steinmanni – one of several species Steinmann discovered in the cave – were first spotted in 2000 by tour guide Micah Ball at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.Steve Beckley, owner of Glenwood Caverns, said about 50 species have been discovered and named at the site since it opened in 1990.Read more: Glenwood cave critter named for discoverer – The Denver Post

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