http://www.collembola.org/key/tyrannos.htm - Last updated on 2017.10.31 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: Key to the species of Tyrannoseira

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.

Bruno Cavalcante Bellini, Departamento de Botanica, Ecologia e Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil
Douglas Zeppelini, Laboratório de Sistemática de Collembola e Conservaçao, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba Campus V, Joao Pessoa, PB ,Brazil
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). Preserved adult specimens pale white or pale yellow, body
        pigment restricted to eyespots............................ sex
      Preserved adult specimens with dark pigment covering the body. 2
 
2(1). First pair of femora on males strongly enlarged, with
        approximately 14 spines coming out of a same point (fig.1)....
         ..................................................... raptora
      First pair of femora on males weakly enlarged, with
        approximately 8 spines coming out of a same point (fig.2).....
         .............................................. bicolorcornuta

Fig.1.
 

Fig.2.
 


Differential diagnoses

bicolorcornuta
First pair of femora on males weakly enlarged, with approximately 8 spines coming out of a same point (fig.2). Preserved adult specimens with dark pigment covering the body.

raptora
First pair of femora on males strongly enlarged, with approximately 14 spines coming out of a same point (fig.1). Preserved adult specimens with dark pigment covering the body.

sex
Preserved adult specimens pale white or pale yellow, body pigment restricted to eyespots.


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