http://www.collembola.org/doc/history.htm - Last updated on 2024.04.30 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: History

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
2024.04.30

Status

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

Actaletidae2126
Anurophorinae4470115
Arrhopalitidae316354
Bessoniellinae111
Bourletiellidae382506
Brachystomellidae181437
Caputanurininae2115
Coenaletidae122
Collophoridae199
Dicyrtominae611218
Entomobryinae1466747
Frieseinae420751
Gulgastruridae111
Heteromurinae1215012
Hypogastruridae4075618
Isotogastruridae11010
Isotominae4345910
Katiannidae222199
Lepidocyrtinae1072272
Lophognathellinae221
Mackenziellidae122
Microfalculidae111
Morulininae22110
Neanurinae1068608
Neelidae7699
Nothobryinae393
Odontellidae1314210
Oncobryidae111
Oncopoduridae35618
Onychiurinae4975415
Orchesellinae613222
Pachyotominae6376
Pachytullbergiidae362
Paleotullbergiidae111
Paronellinae4194
Poduridae122
Praentomobryidae221
Proisotominae2029814
Protentomobryidae111
Pseudachorutinae595399
Ptenothricinae311839
Salininae1728316
Seirinae324983
Sminthurididae1517711
Sminthurinae201899
Songhaicinae5153
Sphyrothecinae9596
Spinothecidae393
Sturmiidae133
Tetrodontophorinae341
Tomoceridae1721412
Troglopedetinae36020
Tullbergiidae342366
Uchidanurinae362
Willowsiinae1718811

Collembola707935913

Note that the species count is optimistic and includes problematic taxa such as unresolved homonyms, unresolved nomina nuda and undescribed species (e.g., 'sp.').

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 : 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.
2024.01.01-2024.01.31
Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications: The key to the species of Lepidodens has been provided by Guo, Yang, Chen & Pan (2022).
The key to the species of Alloscopus has been provided by Alviola, Lucañas, Jit Jr, Soto-Adames & Jantarit (2024).
2024.02.01-2024.02.29
Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications:
2024.03.01-2024.03.31
Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications: The key to the neotropical species of Trogolaphysa with reduced eyes has been provided by Soto-Adames, Daly & Wynne (2024).
The key to the species of Sensillanura has been provided by Galván & Palacios-Vargas (2017).
2024.04.01-2024.04.30
Added the new taxa and/or corrections of the publications and/or communications: The key to the species of Oudemansia has been provided by Mandal, Mandal, Suman & Bhatttacharya (2024).
The key to the species of the Ceratophysella armata-group of the Sino-Japanese region has been provided by Jia, Zhao, Skarzynski, Wu, Cheng & An (2024).