Biodiv Sci ›› 2022, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (12): 22405.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2022405

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An overview of Collembola species along altitudinal gradients in Changbai Mountains

Zhijing Xie1,2, Yunga Wu1, Xin Sun3,*()   

  1. 1. State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Vegetation Restoration, School of Environment, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130117
    2. Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130102
    3. Key Laboratory of Urban Environment and Health, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, Fujian 361021
  • Received:2022-07-16 Accepted:2022-08-21 Online:2022-12-20 Published:2022-09-19
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Aim: This study summarizes the taxa of Collembola along altitudinal gradients in the Changbai Mountains.
Methods: Based on the taxonomic and ecological literature published from 1758‒2022, we overview Collembola along altitudinal gradients in the Changbai Mountains. Moreover, we analyze the biodiversity information provided by the 92 species, such as author contributions, publications, date of publication and distribution of species along altitudinal gradients.
Results: A total of 92 species of 3 orders, 11 families and 46 genera from the Changbai Mountains are summarized. The orders of Entomobryomorpha, Poduromorpha and Symphypleona accounted for 61%, 31% and 8% of Collembolan diversity, respectively. The family Isotomidae (the number of species in this group accounts for all Collembola, 26%), Entomobryidae (16%) and Tomoceridae (16%), and Onychiuridae (26%) are the main taxa in the region. The 92 species were first reported by 36 authors, with Chinese authors making the dominant contribution (33%), followed by Poland (11%), Sweden (11%), Russia (8%) and the United States (8%). Most of the relevant papers were published in international journals, with Zootaxa being the main journal. Species of Tomocerus and Folsomia had the widest distribution along the altitudinal gradients (800‒1,700 m above sea level), and the most species distributed at 800 m (15 species), 1,100 m (20 species) and 1,400 m (14 species).
Conclusion: Based on the above results, we discussed the taxonomic status and development prospects of the taxonomy of Collembola in the Changbai Mountains.

Key words: taxonomy, type species, mountain, biodiversity