http://www.collembola.org/doc/hist2005.htm - Last updated on 2007.11.06 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: History - 2005

Preface

This checklist has been prepared by Frans Janssens, member of the Royal 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 valid name.

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 Frans Janssens

Frans Janssens
2006.01.02

Status

Status of the checklist
Group # of Genera # of Species Species/Genus ratio

Actaletidae3103
Anurophorinae2941314
Arrhopalitidae1122122
Bourletiellidae332327
Brachystomellidae191306
Caputanurininae273
Coenaletidae122
Collophoridae188
Cyphoderidae1313110
Dicyrtominae59418
Entomobryinae1845225
Frieseinae417142
Gulgastruridae111
Hypogastruridae4165716
Incerta111
Incerta581
Isotogastruridae155
Isotominae504749
Katiannidae1718610
Lepidocyrtinae2171534
Lobellini16955
Mackenziellidae111
Microfalculidae111
Morulininae11919
Morulodini252
Neanuridae100
Neanurini2020210
Neelidae6345
Odontellidae131249
Oncobryidae111
Oncopoduridae35217
Onychiurinae4051112
Orchesellinae1324218
Pachyotominae5204
Pachytullbergiidae331
Paleonurini413267
Paleotullbergiidae111
Paranurini23417
Paronellidae2937412
Poduridae155
Proisotominae1434724
Protentomobryidae111
Pseudachorutinae504258
Ptenothricinae39632
Seirinae217788
Sensillanurini33511
Sminthurididae1014614
Sminthurinae1919810
Sphyrothecinae44010
Spinothecidae362
Sturmiidae122
Tetrodontophorinae441
Tomoceridae171357
Tullbergiidae342086
Uchidanurinae8151

Collembola639770412

Note that the species count is optimistic and includes problematic taxa such as unresolved homonyms, unresolved nomina nuda and undescribed species (e.g., 'sp.'). Including all subspecific taxa, such as subspecies, varietas and forma, the total taxa count is about 8000.

A high species/genus ratio might be an indication that it is about time to do a revision of the concerned group. Taken this into account, the following groups are candidate for revision:

History

The history of this check list has been organised on a yearly basis. This file contains the history of the current year. Previous years can be found here :
2004.12.31-2005.01.30
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on Collembola in compost by Palacios-Vargas (2004),
    • on cave Collembola from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas & Estrada Bárcenas (2003),
    • on feeding habitats of Collembola by Castaño-Meneses, Palacios-Vargas & Cutz-Pool (2002),
    • on Collembola from Cuba by Díaz Azpiazu, González Cairo, Palacios-Vargas & Luciáñez Sánchez (2001),
    • on Collembola associated with Tillandsia violacea from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas, Castaño-Meneses & Cutz-Pool (2000),
    • on Collembola from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas (2000),
    • on Collembola collected in baited pitfalls from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas & Mejía-Recamier (1999),
    • on Collembola associated with Coenobita clypeatus from Mexico by Maldonado-Vargas & Palacios-Vargas (1999),
    • on cave Collembola from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas (1998),
    • on ecological aspects of Collembola by Palacios-Vargas (1996),
    • on the catalogue of the Collembola from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas & Cadena Carrión (1996),
    • on soil Collembola in Prunus persica cultures from Mexico by Miranda, Palacios-Vargas, Garcia & Pescador (1995),
    • on soil Collembola from Mexico by Mendoza, Villalobos & Palacios-Vargas (1995),
    • on Collembola from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas & Ríos-Saís (1995),
    • on the usage of pitfalls to collect cave Collembola from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas & Gómez Anaya (1994),
    • on the taxonomic hierarchy of Collembola by Palacios-Vargas (1994),
    • on cave Collembola from Argentina by Palacios-Vargas (1992),
    • on the book review of A Catalog of the Neotropical Collembola (Mari Mutt & Bellinger. 1990) by Palacios-Vargas (1991),
    • on a manual of biospeleology [Collembola included] from Mexico by Hoffmann, Palacios-Vargas & Morales-Malacara (1986), publications received from Dr José G. Palacios-Vargas;
    • on a new cave Agraphorura from Northern America by Pomorski (2004),
    • on a new Micranurida from Poland by Smolis & Skarzynski (2004),
    • on a new Pumilinura from Croatia by Smolis & Skarzynski (2004),
    • on a new Lathriopyga from Bulgaria by Smolis, Skarzynski & Pomorski (2004), publications received from Dr Dariusz Skarzynski;
    • on a fossil Devonian marine precursor of Insecta [Collembola included] by Haas, Waloszek & Hartenberger (2003);
    • on fossil Collembola from Baltic amber by Weitschat & Wichard (2002), publication received from Hans Henderickx;
    • on a phylogeny of Insecta based on limb attachement devices [Collembola included] by Beutel & Gorb (2001);
    • on Collembola from the Netherlands by Oudemans (1900), publication received from Michel Van Malderen.
  • A partial key to the species of Cassagnaudiella has been added, based on Nayrolles (1993) and (1995).
  • A key to the species of Agraphorura has been added, based on Pomorski (2004).
    2005.01.31-2005.03.01
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on molecular evidence for 4 species of the Isotoma viridis group by Burkhardt & Filser (2005);
    • on a new Sinella from Australia by Chen, Leng & Greenslade (2005);
    • on the synopsis of Palearctic Hypogastruridae by Thibaud, Schulz & da Gama Assalino (2004), publication received from Dr Hans-Jürgen Schulz;
    • on new symphypleone genera Parabourletiella and Richardsitas from Madagascar by Betsch (1975),
    • on Microfalcula from Madagascar by Betsch & Massoud (1973), (1968),
    • on new Hypogastruridae and Isotomidae from Mozambique by Cardoso (1973),
    • on a new Isotomurus from Mozambique by Cardoso (1970),
    • on a new symphypleone genus Pygicornides from Australia by Betsch (1969),
    • on a new Xenylla from Mozambique by Cardoso (1968),
    • on a new Xenylla from Mozambique by Cardoso (1967),
    • on a new Isotimidae from Mozambique by Cardoso (1966),
    • on new Collembola from Japan by Börner (1909),
    • on a new system for the Collembola by Börner (1906),
    • on a new genus Proctostephanus from Italy by Börner (1902), publications received from Dr Nicole Balaguer ().
  • The key to the genera of Onychiurinae has been actualised, based on an email received from Dr Jacek Romuald Pomorski (2005).
  • Keys to the species of Ceratophysella, Hypogastrura and Xenylla from Belgium have been added, based on Thibaud, Schulz & da Gama Assalino (2004).
  • A partial key to the genera of Tetrodontophorinae has been added, based on Börner (1909).
    2005.03.02-2005.04.01
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on Sminthurus viridis as a new pest of Diplotaxis tenuifolia (perennial wallrocket) from Italy by Raimo, Miccio, Nicoletti & Janssens (2005);
    • on a new entomobryid genus Hispanobrya from Spain by Baquero, Martinez, Christiansen & Jordana (2005),
    • on the redescription of Nothobrya schubarti from Brazil by Baquero, Jordana & Christiansen (2004), publications received from Dr Rafael Jordana;
    • on a new Arrhopalites from Asia by Zeppelini (2004), publication received from Dr Douglas Zeppelini;
    • on Onychiurinae from Poland by Pomorski (1998), publication received from Dr Romuald Jacek Pomorski;
    • on Neelides from Italy by Dallai (1979), publication received from Dr Romano Dallai;
    • on the neurosecretion in Orchesella by Cassagnau & Juberthie in Vandel (1970),
    • on the ultrastructure of the labial gland of Onychiurus quadriocellatus by Altner (1968),
    • on a new genus Pararrhopalites from Mexico by Bonet & Tellez (1947),
    • on new Collembola from Finland by Axelson (1903),
    • on new Collembola from Switserland by Carl (1901), publications received from Dr Nicole Balaguer ().
  • The key to the species of Arrhopalites has been actualised, based on Zeppelini (2004).
    2005.04.02-2005.05.01
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on a new Ceratophysella from Poland by Skarzynski (2005), publication received from Dr Dariusz Skarzynski;
    • on the effect of predatory centipedes on the relationship between earthworms and Heteromurus nitidus by Salmon, Geoffroy & Ponge (2005),
    • on the impact of earthworms on the abundance of Heteromurus nitidus by Salmon (2004),
    • on the pH preference of Heteromurus nitidus by Salmon, Ponge & Van Straalen (2002),
    • on the effect of earthworm excreta on the distribution of Heteromurus nitidus from France by Salmon (2001),
    • on the attraction of earthworm excreta on Heteromurus nitidus from France by Salmon & Ponge (2001), publications received from Dr Sandrine Salmon;
    • on the re-examination of three Tomocerus species from China by Chen, Ma & Christiansen (2004), publication received from Dr Kenneth A. Christiansen.
  • The genera of Neanurinae are grouped into tribes based on a proposal by Dr Louis Deharveng.
  • With the permission of Dr José Palacios-Vargas, several experimental video clips of Collembola are added to the Image Gallery.
    2005.05.02-2005.06.01
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on new cave Arrhopalites and Pararrhopalites from Europe by Cassagnau & Delamare Deboutteville (1953),
    • on Tritomurus from Austria by Absolon (1903),
    • on new cave Collembola from Austria by Absolon (1901),
    • on new cave Collembola from Austria by Absolon (1901),
    • on Collembola from Austrian caves by Absolon (1900), (1900), (1900),
    • on new Poduridae from Austrian caves by Absolon (1900),
    • on Aphoruridae from Austrian caves by Absolon (1900),
    • on new Entomobryidae from Austrian caves by Absolon (1900),
    • on a new Heteromurus from Austrian caves by Absolon (1899),
    • on Collembola from Austrian caves by Absolon (1899), (1899), publications received from Adolf Suttrop.
    2005.06.02-2005.06.30
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on the completion of the key to the species of Stachorutes by Jordana (2005), email received from Dr Rafael Jordana;
    • on new Folsomiella from Brazil by de Mendonça, Fernandes & Abrantas (2005), publication received from Dr Maria Cleide de Mendonça;
    • on new recent Collembola taxa based on (Feuilles d') Informations Apterygotologiques, Nos 948 - 951, (2005), e-mail received from Dr Jean-Marc Thibaud;
    • on distribution patterns of cave Collembola from Austria by Christian (2002),
    • on a new Megalothorax from Austria by Christian (1998),
    • on the fauna of catacombs from Austria by Christian (1998),
    • on the sand-dwelling Collembola from Europe by Thibaud & Christian ([1996]),
    • on a new cave Oligaphorura from Austria by Christian (1986),
    • on a new interstitial Micranurophorus from Austria by Christian (1986),
    • on the taxonomy of Appendisotoma from Europe by Christian (1986),
    • on a new Onychiurus from permafrost soils from Austria by Christian (1985),
    • on a new cave Oligaphorura from Austria by Nosek & Christian (1983), publications received from Dr Erhard Christian;
    • on a new cave Oncopodura from Reyersdorf by Stach (1936), publication received from Adolf Suttrop.
  • Per suggestion of Dr Mike Dallwitz, a direct access to the list of currently available suprageneric and generic identification keys is added.
  • The key to the species of Stachorutes has been completed, based on an email Dr Rafael Jordana (2005).
    2005.07.01-2005.07.31
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on soil and litter Collembola communities from Iztaccihuatl, Mexico by García-Gómez (2005),
    • on corticicolous Collembola from Iztaccihuatl, Mexico by Cutz-Pool, Palacios-Vargas & Castanño-Meneses (2005),
    • on edaphic Collembola from Oaxaca, Mexico by Bernal-Rojas & Cutz-Pool (2005),
    • on a book review on neotropical records from Quintana Roo, Mexico by Vázquez & Palacios-Vargas (2004) by Cutz-Pool (2004),
    • on the catalogue of Collembola from Cuba by Díaz Aspiazu, González Cairo, Palacios-Vargas & Luciáñez Sánchez (2003), publications received from Dr José G. Palacios-Vargas;
    • on new Pseudosinella from Yougoslavia and Romania by Gisin & da Gama (1971),
    • on new Collembola from Europe by Gisin (1962),
    • on new cave Collembola from France by Absolon (1901), publications received from Adolf Suttrop.
  • The key to the species of Acherongia has been added, based on Christian & Thibaud (1996).
    2005.08.01-2005.09.03
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on cave entry Collembola from Puebla, Mexico by Pastrana-Ruiz & Bernal-Rojas (2005), publication received from Dr José G. Palacios-Vargas;
    • on a taxonomic study of the ceratophysellan lineage by Skarzynski (2005), publication received from Dr Dariusz Skarzynski;
    • on cave Collembola from Slovakia by Kovác, Mock, L'uptácik, Kosel, Fenda, Svaton & Masán (2005),
    • on Collembola of thermophilous wood plantations from Slovakia by Kovác, Kostúrová & Miklisová (2005),
    • on soil Collembola from Slovakia by Kostúrová, Kovác, & Miklisová (2005),
    • on first Collembola records from Slovakia by Kostúrová & Kovác (2003), publications received from Dr Lubomir Kovác;
    • on cave Pseudosinella from France by Gisin & da Gama (1970),
    • on cave Pseudosinella group vandeli from Europe by Gisin & da Gama (1970), publications received from Adolf Suttrop.
    2005.09.04-2005.11.01
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on the unresolved homonymy of Acanthothorax Bretfeld et Griegel, 1999 (2005, 2005), emails received from John MacConnell and Gerard Bretfeld;
    • on a phylogeny on Brachystomellidae by Najt, Weiner & Grandcolas (2005),
    • on a new genus of Pseudachorutinae from Israel by Weiner & Kaprus (2005),
    • on a new Kalaphorura from Luxembourg by Weiner & Stomp (2005), publications received from Dr Wanda M. Weiner;
    • on additional biogegraphic data on Lepidocyrtus tellecheae from Spain by Mateos (2005), email received from Dr Eduardo Mateos;
    • on a new Entomobrya from Spain by Jordana & Baquero (2005),
    • on Collembola from Western North America by Mills (1935), publications received from Dr Rafael Jordana;
    • on synanthropic Collembola from Sweden by Bryk (1955), publication received from Deborah Altschuler.
  • We have started to provide summaries at family level that present a quick overview of all genera with respective number of species. Summaries will be provided for all large families in due time.
    2005.11.02-2005.12.02
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on soil communities of Collembola and Acari in a clay pigeon shooting range in Italy by Migliorini, Pigino, Caruso, Fanciulli, Leonzio & Bernini (2005),
    • on effects of food quality, starvation and life stage on stable isotope fractionation in Protaphorura fimata by Haubert, Langel, Scheu & Ruess (2005),
    • on the relation between microarthropod (including Collembola) community structure and diversity to soil fertility manipulations in temperate grassland by Cole, Buckland & Bardgett (2005),
    • on feeding guilds in Collembola based on nitrogen stable isotope ratios by Chahartaghi, Langel, Scheu & Ruess (2005), publications received from Dr Luc De Bruyn;
    • on a new genus of Pseudachorutini from Brazil by de Mendonça & Fernandes (2005), publication received from Dr Maria Cleide de Mendonça;
    • on the systematic position of Collembola by Giribet, Edgecombe, Carpenter, D'Haese & Wheeler (2004);
    • on the sperm winding in Collembola by Dallai, Fanciulli, Frati, Paccagnini & Lupetti (2002);
    • on the biology of Cryptopygus thermophilus by Al-Safadi (1988),
    • on a simple method for keeping Collembola by Aitchison (1986),
    • on the morphology of the mouth-parts of Brachystomella parvula by Adams & Salmon (1972),
    • on the ultrastructure of sensilla of Onychiurus by Altner & Thies (1972),
    • on new Collembola from Norway by Altner (1963),
    • on new Collembola from the island of Stromboli by Altner (1961),
    • on Seira squamoornata from Sicilia by Altner (1960),
    • on a revision of Folsomia from Sweden by Agrell (1939),
    • on a new Pseudosinella found in subterraneous mammal nests by Agrell (1936),
    • on new Collembolla from Lapland by ¸gren (1904),
    • on a new cave Aphoruridae from Austria by Absolon (1901),
    • on new cave Isotomidae from Austria by Absolon (1901), publications received from Adolf Suttrop.
    2005.12.03-2006.01.02
  • Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
    • on a new cave Hymenaphorura from west Serbia by Curcic, Lucic, Curcic & Curcic (2005), publication received from Dr Luc De Bruyn;
    • on new recent Collembola taxa based on (Feuilles d') Informations Apterygotologiques, Nos 955 - 956, (2005), e-mail received from Dr Jean-Marc Thibaud;
    • on new Friesea from Mexico by Palacios-Vargas (2005),
    • on the new halophilic Haloxenylla by da Gama & Deharveng (1984),
    • on a new Xenylla from Japan by Uchida & Tamura (1967), publications received from Dr José G. Palacios-Vargas;
    • on the rejection of Eusminthurus by the ICZN, Opinion 1043 (1976),
    • on a new Onychiurus from Brasil by Arlé (1970),
    • on Collembola nomenclature by Salmon (1965),
    • on a revision of Tullbergiinae by Bagnall (1935),
    • on Collembola from Revals by Axelson (1906),
    • on new Collembola from Finnland by Axelson (1905), publications received from Adolf Suttrop.
  • The partial key to the species of Friesea has been extended to include the species with 6 anal spines, based on Palacios-Vargas (2005).