Spilaio Katholikou

Higher Geography
Region: Kriti,
Sub-Region: Chania,
Municipality: Chania,
Closest Settlement: Chordaki
Cave Synonyms
Spilaio Agiou Ioanni tou Erimiti
Cave type
Natural
Description / Comments

Lang (1964) report on the occurrence of Lysiopetalum macedonicum (=Acanthopetalum carinatum) at Katholkio Cave is considered misidentification (Stoev et al. 2008, Felesaki et al. 2010).

Protection status
  • Archaeological Site - Ministerial Decision 21220/10-8-1967 (OGG 527/Β/24-8-1967)
  • Historical Monument - Ministerial Decision 10321/186/16-4-1982 (OGG 180/Β/21-4-1982)
  • K898 - Stavros Chordaki Dimou Akrotiriou [Wildlife Refuge]: OGG 813/Β/2001
Fauna
  • Acanthopetalum minotauri (Attems, 1902), Lang 1964, Strasser 1974, Strasser 1976, Felesaki et al. 2010, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Diplopoda / Order: Callipodida / Family: Schizopetalidae
  • Basilia mongolensis Theodor, 1966, Ševčík et al. 2013
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Insecta / Order: Diptera / Family: Nycteribiidae
  • Brachytarsina flavipennis Macquart, 1851, Ševčík et al. 2013
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Insecta / Order: Diptera / Family: Streblidae
  • Bryocamptus pygmaeus (G.O. Sars, 1863), Chappuis 1956, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Hexanauplia / Order: Harpacticoida / Family: Canthocamptidae
  • Chthonius herbarii Mahnert, 1979, Mahnert 1979, Schawaller 1990, Harvey 1991, Henderickx 1997, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Pseudoscorpionida / Family: Chthoniidae
  • Cretodesmus obliquus Strasser, 1974, Strasser 1974, Felesaki et al. 2010, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Diplopoda / Order: Polydesmida / Family: Polydesmidae
  • Cryptops anomalans Newport, 1844, Chamberlin 1956, Zapparoli 2002, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Chilopoda / Order: Scolopendromorpha / Family: Cryptopidae
  • Cryptops beroni Matic & Stavropoulos, 1988, Chamberlin 1956, Matic & Stavropoulos 1988, Zapparoli 1994, Stoev & Beron 2000, Zapparoli 2002, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Chilopoda / Order: Scolopendromorpha / Family: Cryptopidae
  • Dactylochelifer latreillei (Leach, 1817), Beier 1931a, Wolf 1937b, Wolf 1938
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Pseudoscorpionida / Family: Cheliferidae
  • Drassodes lapidosus (Walckenaer, 1802), Roewer 1951, Bosmans & Chatzaki 2005, Bosmans et al. 2013
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Gnaphosideae
  • Eucyclops serrulatus (Fischer, 1851), Lindberg 1956, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Hexanauplia / Order: Cyclopoida / Family: Cyclopidae
  • Euscorpius candiota Birula, 1903, Roewer 1943, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Scorpiones / Family: Euscorpiidae
  • Harpactea catholica (Brignoli, 1984), Brignoli 1984, Deeleman-Reinhold 1993, Gasparo 2003, Bosmans & Chatzaki 2005, Bosmans et al. 2013, Beron 2016, Ballarin et al. 2020
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Dysderidae
  • Holocnemus pluchei (Scopoli, 1763), Roewer 1959, Brignoli 1979a, Bosmans & Chatzaki 2005, Bosmans et al. 2013, Beron 2016, Mammola et al. 2019
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Pholcidae
  • Loxosceles rufescens (Dufour, 1820), Roewer 1959, Brignoli 1979a, Bosmans & Chatzaki 2005, Bosmans et al. 2013, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Sicariidae
  • Miniopterus schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817), Skiba 2007, Benda et al. 2008
    Phylum: Chordata / Class: Mammalia / Order: Chiroptera / Family: Vespertilionidae
  • Muelleriella cretica Jeannel, 1929, Jeannel 1929, Wolf 1937b, Wolf 1938, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Insecta / Order: Coleoptera / Family: Leiodidae
  • Myotis blythii (Tomes, 1857), Raulin 1869a, Raulin 1869b, Benda et al. 2008
    Phylum: Chordata / Class: Mammalia / Order: Chiroptera / Family: Vespertilionidae
  • Myotis davidii Peters, 1869, Benda et al. 2008, Çoraman et al. 2020
    Phylum: Chordata / Class: Mammalia / Order: Chiroptera / Family: Vespertilionidae
  • Myotis emarginatus (Geoffroy, 1806), Skiba 2007, Benda et al. 2008
    Phylum: Chordata / Class: Mammalia / Order: Chiroptera / Family: Vespertilionidae
  • Nomisia ripariensis (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872), Roewer 1928, Bosmans & Chatzaki 2005, Bosmans et al. 2013, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Gnaphosideae
  • Pachyiulus varius (Fabricius, 1781), Lang 1964, Felesaki et al. 2010, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Diplopoda / Order: Julida / Family: Julidae
  • Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775), Roewer 1959, Brignoli 1979a, Huber 2012, Beron 2016, Naumova et al. 2016, Mammola et al. 2019
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Pholcidae
  • Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl, 1819), Benda et al. 2008
    Phylum: Chordata / Class: Mammalia / Order: Chiroptera / Family: Vespertilionidae
  • Platanosphaera ariadnae (Vandel, 1958), Vandel 1958, Schmalfuss 1972b, Schmalfuss 1979, Andreev 1986, Schmalfuss et al. 2004, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Malacostraca / Order: Isopoda / Family: Armadillidiidae
  • Plusiocampa hoffmanni Sendra & Paragamian, 2020, Sendra et al. 2020a
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Entognatha / Order: Diplura / Family: Campodeidae
  • Rhinolophus blasii Peters, 1866, Martens 1967, Hanak et al. 2001, Benda et al. 2006, Skiba 2007, Benda et al. 2008, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Chordata / Class: Mammalia / Order: Chiroptera / Family: Rhinolophidae
  • Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Schreber, 1774), Martens 1967, Hanak et al. 2001, Benda et al. 2008, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Chordata / Class: Mammalia / Order: Chiroptera / Family: Rhinolophidae
  • Roncus novus Beier, 1931, Beier 1931a, Wolf 1937b, Wolf 1938, Harvey 1991
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Pseudoscorpionida / Family: Neobisiidae
  • Speocyclops demetiensis (Scourfield, 1932), Lindberg 1955c, Lindberg 1956, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Hexanauplia / Order: Cyclopoida / Family: Cyclopidae
  • Sulcia cretica Fage, 1945, Fage 1945, Roewer 1959, Brignoli 1968, Brignoli 1979a, Brignoli 1984, Bosmans & Chatzaki 2005, Bosmans et al. 2013, Beron 2016, Naumova et al. 2016, Mammola et al. 2019
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Leptonetidae
  • Tegenaria pagana C.L. Koch, 1840, Roewer 1959, Brignoli 1979b, Brignoli 1984, Gasparo 2003, Bosmans & Chatzaki 2005, Bosmans et al. 2013, Beron 2016, Mammola et al. 2019
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Order: Araneae / Family: Agelenidae
  • Thermocyclops stephanidesi Kiefer, 1938, Lindberg 1956, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Hexanauplia / Order: Cyclopoida / Family: Cyclopidae
  • Troglophilus spinulosus Chopard, 1921, Chopard 1957, Boudou-Saltet 1973a, Willemse 1984, Kollaros et al. 1991, Di Russo et al. 2014, Beron 2016
    Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Insecta / Order: Orthoptera / Family: Rhaphidophoridae
Cave references
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  • Vasilopoulos, S. 1959. Speleological researches in the region of Chania. To Vouno Greek Mountaineering Club. 4:116–117.
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Citation
Paragamian, K. 2022. Fauna of the cave Spilaio Katholikou, Chordaki, Chania, Kriti. In Paragamian, K., M. Poulinakis, S. Paragamian and I. Nikoloudakis. Cave fauna of Greece database - Hellenic Institute of Speleological Research. Cave data updated 16.10.2019, Accessed 04.10.2022