Keys and Bibliography to the Collembola
Family Poduridae Börner, 1906 — Genus Podura Linné, 1758 (722)
Family Poduridae Börner, 1906
Genus Podura Linné, 1758 (722)
Hypogastrura Bourlet, 1839 (159).
Hydropodura Börner, 1901 (136).
Podurella Motschulski, 1850 (812).
Genotype: Podura aquatica L., 1758
The family Poduridae is known only from this single genus Podura, which contains one species, Podura aquatica Linné, commonly found on the surface of stagnant water, often in such immense numbers as to form the appearance of a scum over ponds and pools. The designation of P. aquatica L. as the genotype of the genus Podura L. was made by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature at its Paris meeting in 1947.