Neanura judithae n. sp. from Polish Carpathians, with an updated and illustrated key to all species of the genus Neanura MacGillivray, 1893 (Collembola: Neanuridae)


en Zoosystema 39 (1) - Pages 37-47

Published on 31 March 2017

This article is a part of the thematic issue Judith Najt. A life dedicated to Collembola and research support for systematics

One new species belonging to the genus Neanura MacGillivray, 1893 was found during taxonomic investigations of Tatra Mts, the highest mountain range in the Carpathians. Neanura judithae n. sp. is characterized by the conspicuous reduction of chaetotaxy on dorsal side of the body. It is closely related to the sympatric species Nparva (Stach, 1951), from which it differs in having a non-ogival labrum (vs ogival in Nparva) and complete fusion of tubercles Di on the abdominal segment V(vs incomplete in Nparva). Furthermore, the new species is distinguished by absence of chaetae De3 on abdominal terga I-III and 2 + 2 chaetae Di on abdomen V. An illustrated description and short remarks on the ecology of Njudithae n. sp. are presented. Additionally, data on morphology of all known species of the genus are also provided in the key.


Springtails, identification, Europe, Tatra Mts, new species.

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