*spinularius (Gisin, 1952)
Allonychiurus edinensis (1.3 mm in length) is a soil-dwelling member of the Onychiurinae. Its most distinctive feature is the presence of two pairs of stout pointed setae on the dorsal side of the fifth abdominal segment (Fig. 1). The post-antennal organ has from 12 to 16 complex vesicles (Fig. 2). The empodium on the foot is about half the length of the claw (Fig. 3).
There are too few records to allow a firm opinion to be formed of the distribution of Allonychiurus edinensis. There have been no records from Wales or Southwest England. A few of the records were made under the name spinularius Gisin, 1952 which is a junior synonym.