Coecobrya sp. A

Katz, Aron D., Taylor, Steven J., Soto-Adames, Felipe N., Addison, Aaron, Hoese, Geoffrey B., Sutton, Michael R. & Toulkeridis, , 2016, New records and new species of springtails (Collembola: Entomobryidae, Paronellidae) from lava tubes of the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Subterranean Biology 17, pp. 77-120: 97-99

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Coecobrya sp. A


Coecobrya sp. A  Fig. 21A


A single juvenile male with 1+1 eyes was collected on the surface (Table 3) at Cueva Gallardo. Four species of Coecobrya  with 1+1 eyes have been described ( Xu and Zhang 2015): Coecobrya boneti  (Denis, 1948), Coecobrya indonesiensis  (Chen & Deharveng, 1997), Coecobrya sanmingensis  Xu & Zhang, 2015, and Coecobrya tukmeas  Zhang, Deharveng & Chen, 2009. Our specimen is very similar to the four species listed above, but the combination of characters on the labial triangle, Abd. III, and unguiculus suggest our specimen represents an undescribed species. Unfortunately, a single juvenile is insufficient material on which to base a new species description. However, this is the first record of the genus Coecobrya  from the Galápagos Islands.

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Ecuador, Galápagos, Santa Cruz Island: 1 juvenile ♂? on slide, Cueva Gallardo, leaf litter near entrance, 8.iii.2014 (S. Taylor and J. Jacoby), GLP-047, INHS Acc. 567,421.