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by Frans Janssens
This checklist has been prepared by Frans Janssens, member
of the Entomological Society of Antwerp, Belgium.
The purpose of this check list is to resolve synonomy related
problems. Typical example : given a taxon name, verify whether
or not it is currently valid and if not what is then its currently
This list is updated regularly. Unfortunately,
it still contains a lot of mistakes. :-(
Typical errors are a) duplication of the same species name in several genera,
b) duplication of taxa at different rank (e.g., once listed at species rank and
once more at subspecies rank), c) synonyms listed as valid taxa, c) incorrect
spelling of the name of a taxon or author, d) incorrect publication date,
e) incorrect revision authority.
Your comments, flames, remarks, suggestions, etc are welcome at
- A reclassification of family rank taxa (and higher) takes
into account the work of Moen & Ellis, 1984 about the
taxonomic position of Podura aquatica Linnaeus, 1758.
The family Mackenziellidae is added.
The family Sminthuridae is upgraded.
All British records, mentioned by Lubbock, 1873 and
Goto & Lawrence in Kloet & Hincks, 1964 are added.
- 2452 species listed.
- Thanks to a tip of Dr Gordon Ramel about the 'Collembola network' of
Dr Kenneth A. Christiansen, I've received in March 1996 a list of more
then 6000 Collembola species names.
Dr Peter F. Bellinger helps me to clear any taxonomical or nomenclatural
problem with the taxa of the list.
The Hypogastruridae and Odontellidae are actualised in compliance
with Drs Bellinger & Christiansen's list of species.
- 2846 species listed.