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1 June 2013 Three New Species of Thalassaphorura Bagnall, 1949 (Collembola: Onychiuridae)from Northwest China
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Thalassaphorura is reported for the first time in Northwest China. Four members of the genus were recorded, including three new species (T. qinlingensis sp. nov., T. bisetosa sp. nov., T. petiti sp. nov.) and one known species (T. pomorskii Sun, Chen et Deharveng, 2010). All three new species possess modified chaetae (male ventral organ) on ventral tube — a character rarely present in congeners. Apart from this, T. bisetosa sp. nov. is characterized by an unique feature — only two small dental chaetae on the furcal area, which differentiates it from all other known Thalassaphorura.

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Xin Sun and Donghui Wu "Three New Species of Thalassaphorura Bagnall, 1949 (Collembola: Onychiuridae)from Northwest China," Annales Zoologici 63(2), 223-233, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345413X669531
Received: 4 May 2013; Accepted: 1 May 2013; Published: 1 June 2013
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