Suprageneric classification of Collembola Entomobryomorpha

Felipe N. Soto-Adames, J. -A Barra, K. Christiansen, R. Jordana

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The suprageneric classification of the order Entomobryomorpha (families Isotomidae, Tomoceridae, Oncopoduridae, Actaletidae, Coenaletidae, Paronellidae, Entomobryidae, Microfalculidae, Oncobryidae, and Praentomobryidae) is examined and revised. The families are placed in four superfamilies: Isotomoidea; Coenaletoidea, new status; Tomoceroidea; and Entomobryoidea. One new subfamily, Capbryinae, and two new tribes, Nothobryini and Bessionellini, are proposed. Entomobryoidea is examined in more detail at the level of subfamilies and tribes. The characteristics used for this classification are discussed and a scheme is presented. The rationale for the divisions used is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-513
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of the Entomological Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2008


  • INHS
  • New superfamily
  • Classification
  • Collembola
  • Entomobryomorpha
  • Coenaletoidea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science


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