Tetracanthella wahlgreni, copyright Andy Murray.

Belongs within: Isotomidae.

Tetracanthella is a genus of isotomid springtails with a reticulate integument, the last two abdominal segments fused, and four anal spines with the median two terminal (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980).

<==Tetracanthella Schött 1891CB80 [incl. Deuterolubbockia Dalla Torre 1895S00, Lubbockia (preoc.)S00]
    |--*T. pilosa Schött 1891CB80
    |--T. arctica Cassagnau 1960CB80
    |--T. bellingeri Deharveng 1978CB80
    |--T. californica Deharveng 1978CB80
    |--T. christianseni Cassagnau 1960CB80
    |--T. coerulea [=Lubbockia coerulea]S00
    |--T. deficiens Steiner 1958CB80
    |--T. ethelae Wray 1945CB80
    |--T. hygropetrica Cassagnau 1954CB80
    |--T. montana Stach 1947CB80
    |--T. pacifica Rusek & Marshall 1977CB80
    `--T. wahlgreni Linnaniemi 1907CB80

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CB80] Christiansen, K., & P. Bellinger. 1980. The Collembola of North America north of the Rio Grande: A taxonomic analysis vol. 2. Families Onychiuridae and Isotomidae. Grinnell College: Grinnell (Iowa).

[S00] Schäffer, C. 1900. Ueber württembergische Collembola. Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg 56: 245–280, pl. 2.

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