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Order Poduromorpha

Tide Pool Animal - Anurida maritima What is it?  - Hymenaphorura cocklei In culture - Ceratophysella Springtail - Xenylla grisea Neanuridae Neanura? - Morulina crassa Poduromorpha SR-032 Yellow springtails
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Poduromorpha Börner 1913
_ spp. in 110 genera of 8 families in our area; worldwide, ~3,200 spp. in >320 genera of 11 families, arranged into 6 superfamilies (one monotypic superfamily restricted to w. Africa)(1)
Abdominal segmentation dorsally distinct. Prothoracic dorsal setae present. Prothoracic tergite distinct. Trunk always elongate(1).
In Poduromorpha, legs and antennae are typically short (long in Entomobryomorpha, except for some soil-dwelling forms). Check if the 1st thoracic segment is visible in dorsal view (sometimes hard to see): in Poduromorpha the segment is visible, in Entomobryomorpha, it isn't (of course, both have 3 thoracic segments, but in Entomobryomorpha the 1st thoracic tergite is reduced completely). (Comment by Frans Janssens.)
worldwide and throughout NA(1)