Allonychiurus asiaticus (Babenko, 2007)

Babenko, Anatoly B., Chimitova, Ayuna B. & Stebaeva, Sophya K., 2011, New Palaearctic species of the tribe Thalassaphorurini Pomorski, 1998 (Collembola, Onychiuridae), ZooKeys 126, pp. 1-38: 1

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Allonychiurus asiaticus (Babenko, 2007)

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Allonychiurus asiaticus (Babenko, 2007)  comb. n.

Tantulonychiurus asiaticus  Babenko 2007 (synonym)


15 specimens, Russia, Siberia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Achinsk Region, 7 km from Nazarovo [57°02'N, 90°39'E], ca 400 m alt., meadows of various types, 1987-88; 9 specimens, Russia, West Siberia, 25 km S of Novosibirsk, Academgorodok [54°49'N, 83°08'E], wet grass-herbaceous meadow, 02.X.1994, all leg. S. Stebaeva.

The above new material collected from an area lying far south (more than 1,000 km) of the terra typica of the species differs from the original description in having more clearly differentiated tergal sensilla, but otherwise being very similar. These specimens may even represent a separate species, but material from intermediate areas is needed to evaluate the significance of these differences.