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Description of a new Entomobrya species (Collembola, Entomobryomorpha) from a cave in Majorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)

Author(s): Jordana, R. | Vadell, M. | Baquero, E.

Journal: Serie Zoologica : Publicaciones de BiologĂ­a de la Universidad de Navarra
ISSN 0213-313X

Volume: 29;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Collembola: Entomobrya vadelli | new species | cave fauna | Majorca | Spain

A new species of Entomobrya is described from a cave of Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) by a method that uses a set of 39 morphology and chaetotaxy characteristics (JORDANA & BAQUERO, 2005). The specimens were captured inside the cave, a rare location for species of this genus. The species has not been found in the vegetation near the cave, but it seems to be troglophilous; the body surface and gut contents show the characteristic calcite spherules commonly found in troglobites.
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