Shvejonkova Yu.1, Potapov M.2 2012. Three new species of Oligaphorurini (Collembola: Onychiuridae) without anal spinesfrom European Part of Russia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.20 (for 2011). No.4: 351–360 [in English].

1 State Nature Reserve “Privolzhskaya Lesostep”, Okruzhnaya 12a, Penza 440031, Russia. E-mail:

2 Moscow State Pedagogical University, Kibalchich str. 6, build. 5, Moscow 129164, Russia. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Collembola, Onychiuridae, Oligaphorurini, anal spines, new species, Russia.

ABSTRACT. The paper provides the descriptions of Micraphorura stojkoae, Oligaphorura kremenitsai and Oligaphorura humicola spp.n. belonging to tribe Oligaphorurini and lacking anal spines. Absence of anal spines as a main taxonomical character of Archaphorura Bagnall, 1949 is revaluated. Genera Oligaphorura Bagnall, 1949 and Micraphorura Bagnall, 1949 are redefined and the status of Archaphorura and its type species are discussed. The value of labial palp is discussed.

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