Two New Species of Americanura (Collembola: Neanuridae) from Belize, Central America.

  • Jose Palacios-Vargas
  • Blanca Mejía-Recamier Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Magdalena Vazquez
Keywords: taxonomy, chaetotaxy, neotropics, comparison

Abstract

Two new species of Americanura (Collembola: Neanuridae) from Belize are described and illustrated, A. belicensis sp. nov., and A. denisi sp. nov. Americanura belicensis sp. nov. has long barbulate setae and the dorso-internal tubercles chaetotaxy formula 033/2222, whereas A. denisi sp. nov. has short and less barbulate setae, and with a reduced chaetotaxy formula of dorso-internal tubercles of 011/1111.

Key Words: taxonomy; chaetotaxy; neotropics; comparison

Resumen
Se describen e ilustran dos nuevas especies de Americanura (Collembola: Neanuridae) de Belice, A. belicensis sp. nov. y A. denisi sp. nov. Americanura
belicensis sp. nov. tiene sedas largas barbuladas y la fórmula de los tubérculos dorso-internos y quetotáxica de 033/2222; mientras que A. denisi sp. nov. tiene setas más cortas y menos barbuladas y una fórmula de las sedas en dichos tubérculos como 011/1111.

Palabras Clave: taxonomía; quetotáxica; neotrópicos; comparación

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Author Biography

Blanca Mejía-Recamier, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Department of Ecology and Natural resourses 

Laboratory of Ecology and Sistematics of Microarthopods 

Faculty of Sciencies, UNAM

Published
2017-08-06
Section
Research Papers