Annotated checklist of Collembola of Nepal

  • Prem Bahadur Budha Central Department of Zoology, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pratistha Shrestha Central Department of Zoology, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Endemic species; Hexapods; Himalanura; Nepalanura; Springtails

Abstract

This is the first annotated checklist of Collembola species of Nepal. It includes 167 collembolan species belonging to 78 genera and 17 families including 45 endemic species. Majority of the Nepalese collembolan species were reported from major trekking routes viz. Mount Everest, Annapurna Conservation Area and Langtang area with very few other locations. The highest record of collembola in Nepal is about 5800 m asl. Southern Terai and Siwalik range remain unexplored. 

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Published
2021-07-07
How to Cite
Budha, P. B., & Shrestha, P. (2021). Annotated checklist of Collembola of Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Zoology , 5(1), 22-33. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v5i1.38287