Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902 sensu

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, Michalczyk, Łukasz & Mcinnes, Sandra J., 2015, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part II: South America, Zootaxa 3923 (1), pp. 1-107: 19-20

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3923.1.1

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scientific name

Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902 sensu
status

sensu

40. Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902 sensu  lato [T]

Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters ( Heinis 1914) 

Terra typica: Germany (Europe)

Colombia:

• 07°09′N, 75 ° 23 ′W; 1,400 m asl: Antioquia Department, Cafetal La Camelia, hepatic ( Frullania evolita Steph.  ), lichens and leaves. Heinis (1914)

• 04° 34 ′N, 74 °01′W; 3,400 m asl: Bogota Department, Páramo Cruz Verde, mosses: Pilotrichella flexilis (Sw.)  , Leptodontium fuhrmannii  n. spec. Heinis (1914)

Record numbers: Colombia: 2; total: 2.

Remarks: There is considerable morphological variation in the global records of E. quadrispinosus  , which suggests a species complex. Also, the type locality and majority of the records are Holarctic ( Ramazzotti  & Maucci 1983, McInnes 1994 a), suggesting this taxon requires re-description of type material and that the South American record should be verified.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Heterotardigrada

Order

Echiniscoidea

Family

Echiniscidae

Genus

Echiniscus

Loc

Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902 sensu

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, Michalczyk, Łukasz & Mcinnes, Sandra J. 2015

2015
Loc

Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters ( Heinis 1914 )

Richters (Heinis 1914

1914