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paper M. Cleide de Mendonça & T. Christina da Silveira

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Maria Cleide de Mendonça Departament of Entomology, National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Quinta da Boa Vista s/n, São Cristóvão, 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


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Tatiana Christina da Silveira Departament of Entomology, National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Quinta da Boa Vista s/n, São Cristóvão, 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
 

 

DOI 10.25674/so-91-1-01

A peculiar new species of Scutisotoma Bagnall, 1949 (Collembola: Isotomidae) from Brazil


Abstract

Samples collected from the National Park of Caparaó, in Minas Gerais state, revealed the presence of a new species Scutisotoma misha n. sp., which is distinguished from other congeners species by having a peculiar set of characters: simple maxillary palp, the absence of the labial guard chaetae e7, Ant. III without bms, 5,4/3,3,3,3,5 tergal sensilla (including 1,1/1,1,1 microsensilla) and one spatulate tenent chaeta on each tibiotarsus. In the present work the genus Scutisotoma Bagnall, 1949 is recorded for the first time in Brazil.

Keywords

Biodiversity | Neotropic | springtail | taxonomy


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