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Published: 2016-09-07

New cave species of Sinella Brook, 1882 from China (Collembola: Entomobryidae)

Department of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, P. R. China.
Department of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, P. R. China.
Collembola Entomobryinae chaetotaxy key to the species morphological adaptation


Springtails, especially entomobryids, are abundant in Karst faunas. Five new species of Sinella Brook are described here from caves in southern China: S. liuae sp. nov., S. hunanica sp. nov., S. tigris sp. nov., S. minuta sp. nov. and S. tiani sp. nov. A new record of Sinella sineocula Chen & Christiansen, is also recorded. These species differ in claw structure, chaetae on ventral side of the head, and body chaetotaxy. An updated key to cave species of Sinella from China is provided.



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