Cyphoderopsis nepalensis (Wilson, 1982): A New Record of Collembola (Entomobryomorpha: Paronellidae) from India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Apterygota Section, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal



Collembola, First Record, Terai Grassland, Valmiki Tiger Reserve.


Cyphoderopsis nepalensis (Wilson, 1982) is recorded first time from Valmiki Tiger Reserve, West Champaran district of Bihar, India. Earlier it was known and described as Troglopedetes nepalensis from several caves and leaf litter from Pokhra, Mahendra Gupha, Nepal. However the species is now recorded from soil habitat of grassland ecosystem.


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G. P. Mandal, Zoological Survey of India, Apterygota Section, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal







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Mandal, G. P. (2021). <i>Cyphoderopsis nepalensis</i> (Wilson, 1982): A New Record of Collembola (Entomobryomorpha: Paronellidae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), 487–490.



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