Onychiurus alnus, Fjellberg, 1987: 282

Stebaeva, Sophya, Lonsdale, Owen & Babenko, Anatoly, 2016, Catalogue of type materials of springtails (Hexapoda, Collembola) in the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, Zootaxa 4088 (3), pp. 429-437: 430

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Onychiurus alnus


alnus Fjellberg, 1987: 282   . Onychiurus   .

Holotype: 1 female (slide) USSR. Magadan Region, Aborigen [field station, 61o56’N, 149o40’E], 27.vii.1979, deep, moist Pinus pumila   litter, A. Fjellberg (CNC 165044, Type No. 20108). Paratypes: 5 males (slide), same collection as holotype. (CNC 165130, Type No.20111); 1 (slide) as above except 25.vii.1979, Alnus   litter in dense thickets (CNC 165129, Type No. 20110); 1 male (slide) USSR. Chukotka, Chaun Bay [68o44’N, 170o36’E], ix.1975, S.F. MacLean (CNC 165128, Type No.20109).

Listed as Dimorphaphorura alna   by Bellinger et al. (1996–2015) but also as Dimorphaphorura alnus   by Weiner & Kaprus’ (2014: 6) and as Micraphorura alnus   by Babenko & Fjellberg (2015: 57). The original specific name of the species was alnus   [after Alnus   (=alder)], which as a likely noun in apposition, should not change spelling when recombined to a genus of a different gender.