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This catalogue, published as a monographic volume in the Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 50B(1) (2007), provides a summary of knowledge of Protura to the first half of the year 2006. It contains a list of available names for about 72 genera and 748 species of Protura occurring in the world, with correct publication dates, verified references to primary descriptions and informative distributions of the species and subspecies.
Only the publications containing taxonomical or faunistical data are taken into consideration. Other papers devoted to general problems (anatomy, ultrastructure etc.) are quoted only in the case when contain information important for systematic problems, or new faunistic reports. The papers dealing with Protura as group (with no data concerning individual species) are omitted. The information about the geographic area are given only for the papers based on original records. Other contributions, such as local catalogues, checklists or keys based on published records are quoted in the text with no geographical data.