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Section Zoology. DOI: 10.2478/s11756-006-0105-x. Faunistical Notes. Rediscovery of Hanseniella nivea (Symphyla, Scutigerellidae) in Slovakia after 120 years.

Biologia, Bratislava, 61/5: 540, 2006 Section Zoology DOI: 10.2478/s11756-006-0105-x

Faunistical Notes

Rediscovery of Hanseniella nivea (Symphyla, Scutigerellidae) in Slovakia after 120 years Michal Dubovský1 & Peter Fedor2 Department of Ecosozology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, SK–84215 Bratislava, Slovakia; e-mail: 1 [email protected],2 [email protected]

In fact there have not been many papers on Symphyla concerning Slovakia. Furthermore, Symphyla were mostly recorded here only as fellow species in research on other Myriapoda. RUSEK (2001) mentioined that 11 species are known from former Czechoslovakia and two of them, Scutigerella imaculata (Newport, 1848) and Symphylella vulgaris (Hansen, 1903), were recorded in Slovakia. Studying the paper by DADAY (1889) we found that also Hanseniella nivea was recorded from Slovakia in the former Hungarian empire by ¨ SVÁRY (1883) near the village of Malé Ozorovce (E ¨ MO TO Slovakia). However, the paper contains some confusing data about Scolopendrella anacantha (T¨ om¨ osváry, 1883). The first recent record of H. nivea refers to the research on Symphyla and Diplura in Martinský les forest (SW Slovakia). From this point of view the site was studied for two seasons. The data were of ecological character rather than faunistic, therefore this paper is aimed to specify faunistic aspects of the firstly recorded species mentioned above and to add new information on its occurrence in Slovakia. All the captured specimens were identified using the keys and the paper by DOBROUKA (1959). The Symphyla were preserved according to the common and standard methods. The material has been deposited at the author’s collection.

Scutigerellidae Bagnall, 1913 Hanseniella nivea (Scopoli, 1763) Material examined: SW Slovakia, Podunajská nížina lowland, Martinský les forest env. (48◦ 16 N, 17◦ 23 E), 11.VI.2004, 1 , in a soil sample, leg. et det. M. Dubovský; 12.VIII.2004, 1 juv. in a soil sample, leg. et det. M. Dubovský. Distribution: Widespread in C and S Europe and NW Africa (SCHELLER, 1990), Bohemia and Moravia (RUSEK, 2001). Remarks: The species has been expected to be recorded. References DADAY, J. 1889. A magyarországi Myriopodák magánrajza [Myriopoda regni Hungariae]. Budapest, 126 pp. DOBROUKA, L.J. 1959. Třída stonoženky – Symphyla, pp. 21– 23. In: KRATOCHVÍL, J. (ed.) Klíč zvířeny ČSR III., ČSAV, Praha. RUSEK, J. 2001. Symphyla of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Myriapodologica Czecho-Slovaca 1: 9–10. SCHELLER, U. 1990. The Pauropoda and Symphyla of the Geneva Museum IX. Symphyla from middle and south Europe, Turkey and Morocco (Myriapoda, Symphyla). Rev. Suisse Zool. 97: 411–425. ¨ 1883. Adatok a Scolopendrellák ismeretéhez. ¨ MO ¨ SVÁRY, O. TO Orv. Term. Tud. 9: 5. Received April 3, 2006 Accepted June 8, 2006

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