Hypsibius pallidus Thulin, 1911 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: 43

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

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scientific name

Hypsibius pallidus Thulin, 1911 sensu
status

sensu

97. Hypsibius pallidus Thulin, 1911 sensu  lato [T]

Hypsibius (Hypsibius) pallidus  ( Ramazzotti  1964 b)

H. pallidus ( Garitano-Zavala 1996) 

Terra typica: Sweden (Europe)

Argentina:

• 36 ° 50 ′S, 71 °00′W; 1,500 m asl: Neuquén Province, Epulauquen Lake, mosses on soil and rock. Rossi et al. (2009)

• 39 ° 14 ′S, 70 ° 55 ′W; 950 m asl: Neuquén Province, Aluminé, Abra Ancha, lichen on soil. Rossi et al. (2009)

Bolivia:

• 16 ° 11 ′S, 68 ° 35 ′W; 3680–4000 m asl: La Paz Department, Cordillera de la Real de los Andes, Huarina, moorland floor, cushion moss. Garitano-Zavala (1995, 1996)

• 16 ° 13 ′S, 68 ° 13 ′W; 4550–4700 m asl: La Paz Department, Cordillera de la Real de los Andes, Tuni, subnival floor, cushion moss. Garitano-Zavala (1995, 1996)

Chile:

• 33 ° 24 ′S, 71 °08′W; 330 m asl: Region RM Metropolitana (Región Metropolitana de Santiago), Curacaví, mosses. Ramazzotti  (1964 b)

Record numbers: Argentina: 2, Bolivia: 2, Chile: 1; total: 5.

Remarks: Hypsibius pallidus sensu  lato is a possible species complex that can be confused with H. microps  and species belonging to the Hypsibius convergens  - dujardini  complexes and therefore requires careful examination. Recent work on these taxa species groups has recognised claw details and additional morphometric characters (e.g. Miller et al. 2005, Kaczmarek & Michalczyk 2009 a). Originally described from Sweden, Hypsibius pallidus  is a common European species (but it is also known from non-European localities) ( McInnes 1994 a). We suggest this example should be re-examined as potentially representing a new species, questioning the presence of Hypsibius pallidus  in South America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Heterotardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Hypsibiidae

Genus

Hypsibius

Loc

Hypsibius pallidus Thulin, 1911 sensu

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

2015
Loc

H. pallidus (

Garitano-Zavala 1996

1996