New species of subterranean silverfish (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae: Atelurinae) from Western Australia's semi-arid Pilbara region

Graeme B. Smith, Jane M. McRae
2014 Records of the Western Australian Museum  
Three new species of the usually inquiline Atopatelurini, collected deep within ironore formations via mining bore holes, are described. Two species, Dodecastyla crypta sp. nov. and D. rima sp. nov. are placed in the Chilean genus Dodecastyla Paclt although certain ambiguities still exist regarding this genus. Troglotheus gen. nov. is erected for inclusion of T. bifurcus sp. nov. due to the absence of dorsal tergal chaetotaxy. Habitat data and possible host associations are discussed.
doi:10.18195/issn.0312-3162.29(2).2014.105-127 fatcat:umg4nl3acvbuxbqq7yzpgp2xly