Paratullbergia Womersley in China: The Description of a New Species and a Key to the Genus (Collembola, Tullbergiidae)

Zookeys. 2015 Nov 11;(534):55-60. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.534.6036. eCollection 2015.

Abstract

The genus Paratullbergia Womersley, 1930 is recorded for the first time from China. Paratullbergia changfengensis sp. n. from Shanghai is described and illustrated. It is characterized by the presence of 1+1 pseudocelli on thoracic segment I, with two pairs of pseudocelli on each of thoracic segments II and III, presence of seta px on abdominal segment IV, seta a2 and p4 on abdominal segment V as microsetae, and less differentiated sensory seta p3 on abdominal segment V. Both sexes present. The new species can be easily distinguished from its congeners by the presence of pseudocelli on thoracic segment I. An updated key to the world species of the genus Paratullbergia is provided.

Keywords: Identification key; chaetotaxy; pseudocelli; taxonomy.