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Morphology and Taxonomic Position of Podura aquatica (Collembola)

Moen, Peter; Ellis, Willem N.

Entomologia Generalis Volume 9 Number 4 (1984), p. 193 - 204

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published: Aug 1, 1984

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/9/1984/193

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The morphology of Podura aquatica Linnaeus 1758 has been studied, and it has been attempted to single out synapomorphic characters enabling a location of this species within the order Collembola. It is concluded that Podura (for which the subordinal name Metaxypleona has been revived) is the sistergroup of Symphypleona + Neelipleona (inclusive of the Mackenziellidae).


MorphologyPodura aquatica