Plutomurus Yosii, 1956,

Chang, Gyudong & Park, Kyung-Hwa, 2020, Report on a new species of Plutomurus (Collembola, Tomoceridae) from a South Korean limestone cave, with notes on its DNA barcode, Zootaxa 4718 (1), pp. 108-122: 111

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Plutomurus Yosii, 1956


Genus Plutomurus Yosii, 1956 

Type species: Tritomurus riugadoensis Yosii 1939  .

Type locality: Riugado cave , Prefecture of Koti, Sikoku, Japan  .

Diagnosis. Trochanteral-femoral organ well developed in trochanter and femur. Base of dens with lateral outer spine-like macrochaetae.

Distribution. Holarctic.

Remarks. The genus Plutomurus  is quite similar to genus Aphaenomurus  , however, it is distinguishable from the latter by trochanteral-femoral organ present only on femur. Species of the genus Aphaenomurus  can also be found at cave ecosystem, but they are found only in entrance zone with leaf litter, not in dark zone.