http://www.collembola.org/key/neanidea.htm - Last updated on 2017.02.28 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: Key to the families of Neanuroidea

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.

Kenneth A. Christiansen, Department of Biology, Grinnell College, PO Box V3, Grinnell, IA 50112-0806, USA
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). Mandible absent............................... Brachystomellidae
      Mandible present but reduced without molar plate (fig.1b&c)... 2
 

Fig.1.
 
2(1). Between stipe and fulcrum of maxilla there is an individualized
        cardo (fig.1b); mucro never trilamellate........... Neanuridae
      Between stipe and fulcrum of maxilla there is no individualized
        cardo (fig.1c); mucro often trilamellate (fig.2). Odontellidae

Fig.2.
 


Differential diagnoses

Brachystomellidae
Mandible absent.

Neanuridae
Between stipe and fulcrum of maxilla there is an individualized cardo (fig.1b). Mandible present but reduced without molar plate (fig.1b&c). Mucro never trilamellate.

Odontellidae
Between stipe and fulcrum of maxilla there is no individualized cardo (fig.1c). Mandible present but reduced without molar plate (fig.1b&c). Mucro often trilamellate (fig.2).


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