In the Northwest part of Iberian Peninsula (Western Cantabric
Mountains), gentian root has been used as a tonic for the stomach and to restore appetite .
Unconditioned broodstock of Venerupis decussata (anteroposterior axis, 35-49 ram) were obtained from field sites off the Atlantic coast (Huelva, southwest Spain) and the Cantabric
coast (Asturias, northwest Spain) in February 2007.
Mainly settled in Galicia and Asturias in the north of Spain, being in the Atlantic and Cantabric
coast, these lands have a common culture with other countries near these coasts that also received its influence as Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany.
Last fall I did my sixth hunt in Spain, taking a Ronda ibex and the pesky little Cantabric
chamois, but on the same trip I failed yet again to take a European moose.
Deep-water gillnets were introduced in Brazil following similar experiences conducted off east Canada in the early 1990s (Kulka & Miri, 2001) and principally, the "rascos" operations in the deep areas of the NW Iberian Peninsula and Cantabric
Sea (Bruno et al., 2001).
Remarks.--The linyphiid spider genus Troglohyphantes is currently represented by 124 species, predominantly distributed in the European mountain ranges: Cantabric
Mountains, Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians, and Balkans.
First, Torrelavega is located in a rainy area (the Cantabric
coast) with about 1,000 liters/[m.sup.2] per year, nearly equally distributed by season.
Gipuzkoa Province (San Sebastian is its capital) is located in the northeastern area of the Basque country of Spain, bordered by the Cantabric
Sea and France to the north; Madrid is located in the center of Spain (415 km from San Sebastian); and Vitoria (in Alava Province) is located in the north of Spain (110 km from San Sebastian).
The unique features of Mazateronodon support the idea of endemism in the Eocene faunas of the Duero Basin, and the existente of a Western Iberian Bioprovince, isolated form the rest of Europe during the Eocene due to a marine transgression that connected the Cantabric
and the Mediterranean seas.