Abstract

Silverfish (Zygentoma) are an ancient, but poorly studied group of primitively wingless insects. Species definition based on morphology alone is complicated by variations arising from the continuous moulting, even after reaching sexual maturity. In recent studies the use of molecular data has supported the identification of consistent morphological character traits, however only a small fraction of the species have been investigated. Eight species of the large silverfish genus Acrotelsella, collected by the first author from the Cape York Peninsula of northeastern Australia, are described and named as new species. Molecular data (COI and 28S) are presented that reinforces previous suggestions that the genus will eventually need to be split into two.

 
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Smith & Mitchell 2024 Rec Aust Mus 76(1): 1–68
Author
Graeme B. Smith; Andrew Mitchell
Year
2024
Title
On some silverfish taxa from the Cape York region of northern Australia (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae: Ctenolepismatinae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
76
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
68
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.76.2024.1863
Language
en
Date Published
20 March 2024
Cover Date
20 March 2024
ISSN (online)
2201-4349
ISSN (print)
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
Zygentoma, Taxonomy, Molecular Phylogenetics
Digitized
20 March 2024
Available Online
20 March 2024
Reference Number
1863
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