Friday, February 9, 2018

[Hexapoda • 2018] Rambutanura hunanensis • First Record of the Tropical Genus Rambutanura (Collembola: Neanuridae: Neanurinae) in Palearctic, with Description of A New Species from China


Rambutanura hunanensis  Jiang & Dong 

in Dong, Yang, Zhao, Wang & Jiang, 2018.  

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



LIing Dong, Yue-Li Yang, Yu-Yao Zhao, Yuan-Jun Wang and Ji-Gang Jiang. 2018. First Record of the Tropical Genus Rambutanura (Collembola: Neanuridae: Neanurinae) in Palearctic, with Description of A New Species from China. Zootaxa. 4378(3); 377–386.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4378.3.6


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