ARTÍCULO

The collembolan fauna of Maestrazgo caves (Teruel, Spain) with description of three new species

Autores: Jordana Butticaz, Rafael; Fadrique, F.; Baquero Martín, Enrique
Título de la revista: Zootaxa (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1175-5326
Número: 3502
Páginas: 49 - 71
Fecha de publicación: 2012
Resumen:
Three new species of cavernicolous Collembola belonging to genera Pygmarrhopalites and Oncopodura from five caves at El Maestrazgo (Teruel, Spain) are described: Pygmarrhopalites maestrazgoensis sp. nov., P. cantavetulae sp. nov. and Oncopodura fadriquei Jordana & Baquero sp. nov. In addition five other species have been found in the same caves: Heteromurus nitidus (Templeton, 1836), Pseudosinella encrusae Gisin & Gama, 1969 (second record of the species), Megalothorax minimus Willem, 1900, Protaphorura aconae Arbea & Jordana 1994 (second record of the species), and Schaefferia decemoculata (Stach, 1939) (sensu: Thibaud 1970). The explorations of cave fauna in these cavities has been carried out by the "Associacio Catalana de Bioespeleologia" under the sponsorship of CEMAT (Centro de Estudios del Maestrazgo Turolense).