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Springtails (Arthropoda, Collembola) from Greater Puerto Rico

Title: Springtails (Arthropoda, Collembola) from Greater Puerto Rico: species list and distribution

Year: 2019

Abstract: The Collembola fauna of Puerto Rico is reasonably well known, but many recent reports are scattered in published literature and unpublished theses. Here we present a summary of all springtail species identified from the Bank of Puerto Rico since 1927 and 2011. This includes new, previously unpublished records. In the present review we list 119 species in 59 genera and 17 families. Most species (37) belong in family Entomobryidae, but this reflects the taxonomic expertise of specialists working in Puerto Rico rather than a real bias in the distribution of higher taxa in the islands. In addition to the new reports, these data provide information on the distribution of the species outside the island bank. This current list of species is an update to original species lists from Puerto Rico (Mari Mutt 1982 and Thibaud 2014). In addition to the list of species, we make available a data set that includes a catalog of species, their habitats, historical reports and distribution maps on Greater Puerto Rico.

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Suggested Citation: Ospina Sanchéz, Claudia M.; Soto-Adames, Felipe N.; González, Grizelle. 2019. Springtails (Arthropoda, Collembola) from Greater Puerto Rico: species list and distribution. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2018-0063


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Author(s): Ospina Sanchéz, Claudia M.; Soto-Adames, Felipe N.; González, Grizelle Publication Year:2019How to Cite: These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation: Abstract: Keywords:biota; Wildlife (or Fauna); Collembola; distribution; database; historical data; literature; tropical forests; Puerto Rico; Luquillo Mountains; Luquillo Experimental Forest Sabana; Sabana Field Research Station; El Yunque National Forest; Caribbean Data Access: View metadata (HTML) View file index (HTML), which lists all files in this data publication and short description of their contents Download data publication (1.17 MB - compressed format, ZIP; Checksum) which includes metadata, file index, data files, and any other supplemental files provided by the author





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