Salina sp. A Soto-Adames, 2010b,

Katz, Aron D., Taylor, Steven J., Soto-Adames, Felipe N., Addison, Aaron, Hoese, Geoffrey B., Sutton, Michael R. & Toulkeridis, Theofilos, 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: 104

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Salina sp. A Soto-Adames, 2010b


Taxon classification Animalia Collembola Entomobryidae

Salina sp. A Soto-Adames, 2010b 


A single female, likely a juvenile, was collected. Our specimen keys out to Salina thibaudi  Soto-Adames, 2010b according to the preliminary key to American Salina  ( Soto-Adames 2010b). However, evaluation of additional characters listed in Soto-Adames (2010b) indicates that this is a new species, similar or identical to Salina  sp. A from Panama reported in Table 1 in Soto-Adames (2010b). The material available is insufficient to make a complete description and provide an unambiguous diagnosis. Nevertheless, this is the first record of the genus Salina  from the Galápagos Islands.

This species was collected from a surface habitat adjacent to the entrance of a lava tube (Table 3).

Material examined.

Ecuador, Galápagos, Santa Cruz Island: 1♀ on slide, Cueva Cascajo, surface leaf litter near skylight entrance, 9.iii.2014 (S. Taylor, J. Jacoby and M Sutton) GLP-031, INHS Acc. 567,428.