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On the genus Americanura Cassagnau, 1983 (Collembola: Neanuridae: Sensillanurini) with description of a new Mexican species and complement to the description of A. mexicana Cassagnau, 1983

Ángela ARANGO, Fernando VILLAGOMEZ & José G. PALACIOS-VARGAS

en Zoosystema 39 (1) - Pages 49-54

Published on 31 March 2017

A new diagnosis of Americanura Cassagnau,1983 is done and a discussion on the genus’ morphology is presented. A new species of the genus, from Chiapas State, Mexico, is described and illustrated; it is characterized by the fusion and reduction of the antenno-frontal tubercle and the highest reduction of its setae. A complement to the description of A. mexicana Cassagnau, 1983 is done including the morphological variation.

Keywords :

Antenno-frontal tubercle, setae reduction, México, intraspecific variation, new species.

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