Salina MacGillivray, 1894,

Bellini, Bruno Cavalcante & Cipola, Nikolas Gioia, 2017, The Neotropical genera of Paronellinae (Collembola, Entomobryoidea, Paronellidae) with description of two new species and redescription of Campylothorax mitrai, Zootaxa 4300 (2), pp. 151-179: 153-154

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Salina MacGillivray, 1894


Genus Salina MacGillivray, 1894 

Diagnosis. Pigmentation variable, at least eyespots dark. Scales absent. Body dorsally covered by several mes or mic. Antennae long, at least as long as body (usually longer). Dorsal-anterior cephalic bothriotricha absent, sutural central region with 2+2 mac. Eyes 8+8, G and H lenses usually smaller than others. Mesonotum normal, not strongly projected forward. Unguiculi truncate (more common) or acuminate; tenent-hairs multilaterally ciliate. Th. II –Abd. V with ms and sens formula 10|10100 and 11|001–3, respectively. Abd. II to IV bothriotricha formula as 2/3/2; Abd. IV with additional bothriotricha-like chaetae, smaller than normal bothriotricha present or absent. Manubrium and dens without spines; dens with a dorso subapical spatulated appendix near to the mucro; mucro short, square or rectangular, with 2 to 4 teeth (adapted from Mitra 1973, Christiansen & Bellinger 1998, Yoshii 1981, 1983, Soto-Adames 2010, Zhang et al. 2015).

Remarks on Brazilian fauna. The species of Salina  reported from Brazil are: Salina celebensis ( Schäffer, 1898)  , S. maculiflora Oliveira & Cipola, 2016  and S. zhangi  sp. nov. (cited as Salina  spp. by Abrantes et al. 2012, Oliveira & Cipola, 2016). Both S. celebensis  and S. zhangi  sp. nov. belong to the S. celebensis- species group sensu Yoshii (1983), with mucro square, reduced dorsal macrochaetotaxy and Abd. II with two central and one lateral mac; while the recently described S. maculiflora  belongs to the S. beta  -species group sensu Soto-Adames (2010), with rectangular mucro and variable dorsal macrochaetotaxy. Other remarks are presented in the description of the new species.