Endonura sp.

Yahyapour, Eliye, Shayanmehr, Masoumeh, Vafaei-Shoushtari, Reza & Arbea, Javier I., 2022, New species and records of Neanurinae (Collembola: Neanuridae) from Mazandaran Province (Northeastern Iran), with a key to Iranian species of the subfamily, Zootaxa 5087 (2), pp. 253-274 : 266

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Endonura sp.


Endonura sp.  

Material studied. 2 juvenile specimens. Iran: Mazandaran Province, Sari county, Dashte Naz forest, 29 April 2016, soil and leaf litter, Berlese extraction, 36º71ʹ10ʺ N, 53º09ʹ11ʺ E, 11 m a.s.l., Eliye Yahyapour leg.  

The juvenile specimens collected apparently represent an undescribed species characterized by body without pigment and with 2+2 large pigmented eyes. dorsal tubercles present and well developed. Buccal cone short, labrum nonogival. Head with chaetae A, B, E, F and G. Chaetae O, C and D absent. Tubercles Cl and Af separate. Tubercles Dl and (L+So) on head with 3 and 7 chaetae, respectively. Tubercles Di on Th I– III with 1,2,2 chaetae, respectively. Tubercles De on Th I– III with 2, 2+s and 3+s chaetae, respectively. Tubercles L on Abd III and IV with 3 and 6 chaetae, respectively. Abd IV and V with 8 and 3 tubercles respectively. Claw without inner tooth.

Additional material is needed to confirm the identity of the species.


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