Intricatonura fjellbergi, a new peculiar genus and species of Neanurini (Collembola: Neanuridae: Neanurinae) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park


  • Adrian Smolis University of Wrocław
  • Ernest Bernard University of Tennessee


taxonomy, springtails, Tennessee,


Intricatonura fjellbergi, gen. nov., sp. nov. (Neanuridae: Neanurinae: Neanurini) is described from temperate North America. The genus has a unique suite of autapomorphic morphological characters: reduction of labial chaetotaxy to 6 setae, division of DL tubercles on 2nd and 3rd thoracic tergites, rectangular and transverse shape of Di tubercles on abdominal segments I–IV, and absence of tubercles and ordinary De setae on abdomen I–IV. Morphologically, Intricatonura resembles Vietnura Deharveng & Bedos, a monotypic genus known from Vietnam.




Intricatonura fjellbergi gen. nov., sp. nov. (Neanuridae: Neanurinae: Neanurini) es descrito de la América del Norte templada. El género tiene un conjunto único de caracteres morfológicos autapomórficos: reducción del grupo de setas labial a seis setas, división de los tubérculos DL en el Segundo y tercer tergitos torácicos, forma rectangular y transversal de los Di tubérculos en los segmentos abdominales I–IV y ausencia de tubérculos y de setas ordinarios en el abdomen I–IV. Morfológicamente, Intricatonura se asemeja a Vietnura Deharveng y Bedos, un género monotípico del Vietnam.

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Author Biographies

Adrian Smolis, University of Wrocław

University of Wrocław, Department of Invertebrate Biology, Evolution and Consevation, Institute of Environmental Biology

Ernest Bernard, University of Tennessee

Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, 2505E.J. Chapman Drive, 370 Plant Biotechnology






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