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Cryptic Diversity in the Ubiquist Species Parisotoma notabilis (Collembola, Isotomidae): A Long-Used Chimeric Species?
The sequencing of the barcoding fragment for several populations throughout Europe and North America revealed four distinct genetic lineages, and the species name was successfully assigned to one of these lineages.
New Species of Deuteraphorura (Collembola: Onychiuridae) from Romania
Abstract The description of two new species of the genus Deuteraphorura Absolon, 1901 from Doftana Valley, Romania is given. Deuteraphorura dianae sp. nov. has the pseudocellar formula dorsally:
Phylogeny of the Brachystomellidae (Collembola) — were the mandibles ancestrally absent and did they re‐appear in this family?
A phylogenetic study was carried out on the family Brachystomellidae, which was found to be monophyletic, and showed that mandibles were ancestrally absent in this group and then re‐appeared later in Probrachystomllides nicolaii.
Species abundance distribution of collembolan communities in forest soils polluted with heavy metals
The difference between estimated and empirical numbers of species was linearly correlated with metal concentrations in soil, indicating the elimination of a number of rare species from severely polluted forests.
Synonymy of Spicatella Thibaud, 2002 with Delamarephorura Weiner and Najt, 1999, and description of two new species (Collembola: Tullbergiidae)
— The monospecifi c genus Spicatella Thibaud, 2002 is synonymised with Delamarephorura Weiner & Najt, 1999. Delamarephorura is redefi ned and a key to its species is given. Delamarephorura capensis,
Revision of Palearctic species of the genus Dimorphaphorura (Collembola: Onychiuridae: Onychiurinae: Oligaphorurini) with description of new species
The Palearctic genus DimorphaphoruraBagnall, 1949 is revised, and the diagnosis of the genus is defined within the tribe Oligaphorurini based on the development of the furcal area, shape of furcal rudiment, and furcal chaetotaxy.
Collembola (Entognatha) from East Africa
Materials of Hypogastrur Families, Odontellidae, Neanuridae, Onychiuridae and Isotomidae from East Africa were studied and several new species are described, including Stachorutes arlei, which is a new combination.