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Also called the protea project, this project has been investigating the molecular and morphological systematics of Collembola in the Fynbos since 2008. This project is led by Louis Deharveng and Anne Bedos from the Natural History Museum in Paris, France, and Prof. Bettine Jansen van Vuuren (University of Johannesburg) and Prof. Steven Chown (Monash University).


  • Janion, C., DíHaese, C. and Deharveng, L. (2012) A new species and first record of the genus Triacanthella Schaffer, 1897 (Collembola, Hypogastruridae) for Africa. Zookeys 163, 57-68.
  • Janion, C, Bedos, A., Deharveng, L. (2011) The genus Ectonura, Cassagnau 1980 in South Africa (Collembola: Neanuridae: Neanurinae), with a key to South African Neanurinae. ZooKeys 136, 31-45.
  • Potapov, M, Janion, C. & Deharveng, L. The description of two new species of Parisotoma from the Western Cape, South Africa. Zootaxa, 2271, 17-24.


Searching for Collembola at Wilderness

Charlene Janion and Louis Deharveng searching for Collembola at Wilderness National Park, South Africa.