Oliveira, Fabio G. L.
Cipola, Nikolas G.
Almeida, Eduardo A. B.
Total Authors: 3
 Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Biol, Lab Biol Comparada & Abelhas, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 CPEN, INPA, Lab Sistemat & Ecol Invertebrados Solo, Ave Andre Araujo 2936, Cx Postal 478, BR-69011970 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Insect Systematics and Evolution;
Web of Science Citations:
Nine new species of the collembolan genus Salina MacGillivray from South America are described and illustrated. Two Neotropical species were recorded for the first time from Brazil: S. dedoris Mari-Mutt and S. tristani Denis. Salina was previously known to occur in three Brazilian states, and this is now updated to include 19 states with 12 recorded species. A new proposal of morphological character description and illustration, and an identification key for the celebensis group are provided. A hypothesis for the phylogenetic relationships among 34 species of Salina (about 50% of the 72 described species) allowed three main pursuits: (a) a reevaluation of Salina species groups; (b) the first explicit interpretation of how morphological characters of these springtails may have changed during the course of the diversification of the taxon; and (c) an evaluation of the historical biogeographic connections of Salina, with an emphasis on the celebensis group distribution to the New World. (AU)