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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4378.3.6

First record of the tropical genus Rambutanura (Collembola: Neanuridae: Neanurinae) in Palearctic, with description of a new species from China

LING DONG, YUE-LI YANG, YU-YAO ZHAO, YUAN-JUN WANG, JI-GANG JIANG

Abstract


Genus Rambutanura Deharveng, 1988 of subfamily Neanurinae is herein recorded and a new species is described from China. A key to the species of the whole world of the genus is provided. In order to determine the new species, a new diagnosis within the genus Rambutanura Deharveng, 1988 is proposed. The new species is distinguished from all known members of the genus by its unique set of morphological characters notably: 2+2 depigmented eyes, mandible quadridentate, presence of 1 additional s-chaeta on each tubercle Di from Th. I to Abd. IV, presence of 2 additional s-chaetae on tubercle Dl from Abd. I to Abd. V, presence of guard chaetae sgd and sgv on AOIII, absence of digitate body tubercles.

 


Keywords


Collembola, Paleonurini, Rambutanura hunanensis Jiang & Dong sp. nov., taxonomy, key

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