Cryptonura 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 : 265

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Cryptonura sp.


Cryptonura sp.  

Material studied. 1 female. Iran: Mazandaran Province, Kiyasar county, Langar forest, 29 April 2016, soil and leaf litter, Berlese extraction, 36º 14ʹ 20ʺ N, 53º 39ʹ 10ʺ E, 1800 m a.s.l., Eliye Yahyapour leg. GoogleMaps  

The single individual collected apparently represents an undescribed species characterized by colour of the body bluish-gray, 2+2 eyes darkly pigmented; dorsal tubercles present and well developed, triangular in shape; buccal cone rather long, labrum ogival; head with chaetae A, B, C and E, chaeta O absent; tubercles Af and Cl separate; tubercles Dl and (L+So) on head with 6 and 7 chaetae, respectively; tubercles Di on Th I−III with 1,3,3 chaetae, respectively; chaeta Di3 on Th II−III free; tubercles De on Th II and III with 2+s and 3+s chaetae, respectively; tubercles L on Abd III and IV with 4 and 6 chaetae, respectively; tubercle (De+Dl+L) on Abd V with 4+s chaetae; macrochaetae Ml relatively long, Ml Di1 of Abd IV longer than axial diameter of the abdomen; cryptopygy present, relatively well developed; Claw without inner tooth.

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


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