Lepidocyrtus pseudosinelloides Gisin, 1967

Mateos, Eduardo & Winkler, Daniel, 2018, New data clarifying the taxonomy of European members of the Lepidocyrtus pallidus - serbicus group (Collembola, Entomobryidae), Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 548-568: 557

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Lepidocyrtus pseudosinelloides Gisin, 1967


Lepidocyrtus pseudosinelloides Gisin, 1967 

(in Gisin 1967a)

Fig. 2View FIGURES 1–2, Tab 1

Material examined. Five paratypes (of sex not visible) on slides from type locality (“ Cueva del Cantal ”, Jaca municipality, Huesca province, Spain, see Gisin, 1967a), deposited at the MHN. 

Redescription. Body length 1.6‒1.8 mm (without head nor furca). Relation of antennal joints I‒IV as 1:2.1:2.1:3.3. In none of the five specimens studied was the dorsal head chaetotaxy completely clear, and chaetae A 0 and A 2a were not visible. We can suppose these chaetae were present and the chaetotacic scheme would be A 0 A 2a A 2 A 3 M 2 S 3 Pa 5 ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1–2). Interocular chaetotaxy with s, t, p chaetae. The body chaetotaxy was also unclear and only macrochaetae of dorsal abd.III (pm6, p6, m7a and p8p) and dorsal abd.IV chaetotaxy were clearly visible. The abd.IV chaetotaxy match the one described for L. florae  sp. nov ( Figs 25‒26View FIGURES 25–27) with only some little differences such as chaetae C1p, T3 and D1p smooth (instead of ciliated). Other characters as described by Gisin (1967).

Discussion. Gisin (1967a) described the dorsal macrochaetotaxy of L pseudosinelloides  as “the same as L. serbicus  ”, which for dorsal head is A 0 A 2 A 3 M 2 S 3 Pa 5. Our revision of the type material is congruent with this scheme, although we could not be sure about the presence of chaetae A 2a.