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Entomobryoidea

(Superfamily)

Overview

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A taxonomic superfamily.

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Taxonomy

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The Superfamily Entomobryoidea is a member of the Order Collembola. Here is the complete "parentage" of Entomobryoidea:

The Superfamily Entomobryoidea is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Cyphoderidae

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Entomobryidae

The family Entomobryidae contains the so-called "slender springtails", a group of springtails characterised as having an enlarged fourth abdominal segment and a well-developed furcula. Species in this family may be heavily scaled and can be very colorful. The scale-less Entomobryas are commonly caught in pitfall traps around the planet, and also occur in canopy faunas high up in trees (notably , very common throughout Europe if not the northern hemisphere). [more]

Paronellidae

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At least 19 species and subspecies belong to the Family Paronellidae.

More info about the Family Paronellidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 22:36:48