http://www.collembola.org/key/bromaini.htm - Last updated on 2017.09.30 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: Key to the genera of Bromacantini

This key is still under construction. Note that missing figures will be provided as soon as possible. Currently, the key is in the feasibility study phase to find out how to integrate in the checklist in a modular way a key that has been generated with DELTA.

Saral K. Mitra, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Frans Janssens, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, B-2020, Belgium

Rationale

The rationale for taxa used and not used as well as subtaxonomic classification for some taxa is to be provided.

Key

Note that no distinction between subtaxa and taxa is made in the key.

   
1(0). Dorsal cephalic setae located anteriorly in between antennal
        bases 1 + 1, represented by microchaetae d1 (fig.1b);
        postocular macrochaetae PO1 present (fig.1b).... Bromacanthus
      Dorsal cephalic setae located anteriorly in between antennal
        bases and ocellar fields 3 + 3 or 4 + 4, represented by
        macrochaetae D1-4 (fig.1a); postocular macrochaetae PO1
        absent (fig.1a).................................. Lepidonella

Fig.1.
 


Endnotes

1 Trichorypha and Microparonella not included.


Differential diagnoses

Bromacanthus
Dorsal cephalic setae located anteriorly in between antennal bases 1 + 1, represented by microchaetae d1 (fig.1b). Postocular macrochaetae PO1 present (fig.1b).

Lepidonella
Dorsal cephalic setae located anteriorly in between antennal bases and ocellar fields 3 + 3 or 4 + 4, represented by macrochaetae D1–4 (fig.1a). Postocular macrochaetae PO1 absent (fig.1a).


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