Babenko A.B.1, Potapov M.B.2, Taskaeva A.A.3 2017. The collembolan fauna of the East European tundra // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.1: 1–30 [in English].

1 The Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninski pr. 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail:

2 Moscow Pedagogical State University, Institute of Biology and Chemistry, Kibalchicha str. 6, Bld. 5, Moscow 129164, Russia. E-mail:

3 Institute of Biology, Komi Science Center, Ural Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kommunisticheskaya str. 28, Syktyvkar 167982, Russia. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: springtails, annotated list, new species, taxonomic remarks, distribution, northeastern Europe.

ABSTRACT. The present review of the collembolan fauna of the East European tundra is based on existing published data and new material collected recently in the region by the authors. Four new species, i.e. Hymenaphorura inopinata sp.n., Gisinea subtilia sp.n., Pachyotoma miserabilis sp.n., and Desoria breviseta sp.n., are described. The generic position and morphological peculiarities of a number of problematic forms are discussed. General geographic ranges of all species concerned as well as characteristic of their distribution within the study region are given. The specificity of the fauna of this European region is highlighted as being due to high proportions of eastern elements, i.e. forms with East Palaearctic or East Palaearctic + Nearctic distributional patterns.

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