http://www.collembola.org/key/seirasg.htm - Last updated on 2017.10.31 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: Key to the subgenera of Seira

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.

Nikolas Gioia Cipola, Laboratório de Sistemática e Ecologia de Invertebrados do Solo, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil.
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). Manubrium and dens of furca with dorsal blunt modified setae
        (fig.1)........................................ Lepidocyrtinus
      Manubrium and dens of furca without dorsal blunt modified setae.
         ........................................................... 2
 

Fig.1.
 
2(1). Dens with dorsal basal swelling (fig.2)............... Afroseira
      Dens without dorsal basal swelling........................ Seira

Fig.2.
 


Differential diagnoses

Afroseira
Dens with dorsal basal swelling (fig.2). Manubrium and dens of furca without dorsal blunt modified setae.

Lepidocyrtinus
Manubrium and dens of furca with dorsal blunt modified setae (fig.1).

Seira
Dens without dorsal basal swelling. Manubrium and dens of furca without dorsal blunt modified setae.


References