Antipova M.D., Babenko A.B. 2022. An annotated checklist of the springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) recorded from the foothill and mountain parts of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, North Caucasus, Russia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.4: 331–345 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.4.01

ABSTRACT: The present review of the springtail fauna of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania is based on both existing published information and new material collected recently in the Tsey Gorge by the authors. The generic position and morphological peculiarities of some problematic forms are discussed. General distribution ranges of all species concerned, as well as their distributions within the study region are given. A checklist of the springtails of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania has been compiled, amounting to 146 species in 68 genera and 18 families, being supplemented by 31 and 19 species new to the republic and the entire Caucasus, respectively.

KEY WORDS: soil fauna, taxonomy, pioneer community, mountains, glacier forelands.

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