Checklist and distribution of Collembola from Greater Puerto Rico

  • Authors: Ospina-Sánchez, Claudia; Soto-Adames, Felipe; González, Grizelle
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Biodiversity Data Journal
  • DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.8.e52054


Springtails (Arthropoda, Hexapoda, Collembola) are small arthropods commonly found in soil, litter and other habitats all around the Globe. More than 9,000 species have been described worldwide, but knowledge about their diversity and distribution remains far from complete. Reports of springtail diversity in the Antilles are uneven, some islands are relatively well known, whereas others have not been explored at all. The fauna of Puerto Rico is reasonably well known, but many recent reports are scattered in published literature and unpublished theses.

  • Citation: Ospina-Sánchez, Claudia; Soto-Adames, Felipe; González, Grizelle. 2020. Checklist and distribution of Collembola from Greater Puerto Rico. Biodiversity Data Journal. 8(1-4): 215-.
  • Keywords: Caribbean, distribution, database, historical data, literature, Puerto Rico, springtails, Tropical Island
  • Posted Date: September 8, 2020
  • Modified Date: September 24, 2020
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