Hypsibius convergens ( Urbanowicz, 1925 )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 24

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scientific name

Hypsibius convergens ( Urbanowicz, 1925 )
status

sensu lato

53. Hypsibius convergens ( Urbanowicz, 1925)  sensu lato [T]

Hypsibius  (H.) conveRgens  ( Urbanowicz), 1925 ( Rodriguez-Roda 1947) Hypsibius conveRgens  ( Iharos 1969a)

Hypsibius conveRgens  Urbanowicz, 1925 ( Pilato & Pennisi 1976)

Hypsibius conveRgens  Urb. ( Iharos 1978)

Hypsibius  (H.) conveRgens  (Urbanowicz, 1928) ( Haspeslagh 1982)

Terra typica  : Ukraine (Europe)

Algeria:

• 36°38′N, 05°45′E; 1,200 m asl: Jijel Province, M’Sid-Ech-Cheta (Texenna Pass). Binda & Pilato (1987)GoogleMaps 

Cameroon:

• 04°13′N, 09°10′E; 4,000 m asl: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, near fumaroles (80°C), moss on soil. Iharos (1969a)

• 04°11′N, 09°12′E; 1,900–1,950 m asl: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, primeval forest, above bothy No. 1, moss on trees and lava. Iharos (1969a)

• 04°10′N, 09°13′E; 1,300–1,500 m asl: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, rainforest, moss on tree. Iharos (1969a)

Equatorial Guinea:

• 03°37′N, 08°48′E; 1,800–2,000 m asl: Fernando Póo [Bioko Island], Bioko Norte Province, near refuge at Pico Basilé , on Rubiaceae  leaf with liverworts attached. Rodriguez-Roda (1947)GoogleMaps 

Kenya:

• 00°10′S, 37°18′E; 4,270 m asl: Nyeri County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Teleki Tarn, small effluent and shallow pond, silt, sediments and sandy gravel. Haspeslagh (1982)

Libya:

• 32°49′N, 21°51′E; 600 m asl: Jabal al Akhdar District, Cyrene , moss. Pilato & Pennisi (1976)GoogleMaps 

Republic of South Africa:

• 28°07′S, 27°59′E; 1,000 m asl: Undefined locality, Pretoria Province [Gauteng Province] Dragon Mountains, near waterfall, moss on soil. Kaczmarek & Michalczyk (2004b)

• 28°13′S, 31°57′E; 350 m asl: KwaZulu-Natal Province, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park , lichen on tree ( Acacia  ). Meyer & Hinton (2009)GoogleMaps 

Tunisia:

• 36°14′N, 08°46′E; 1,100 m asl: Kef Governorate, 6 km NE of El Kef, Djebel Eddir Mts., surroundings of Ferme Shitta , moss and lichen on rock. Iharos (1978)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Algeria: 1, Cameroon: 3, Equatorial Guinea: 1, Kenya: 1, Libya: 1, Republic of South Africa: 2, Tunisia: 1; total: 10.

Remarks. Hypsibius convergens  sensu lato is a species complex (Kaczmarek & Michalczyk 2009) with an apparent global distribution ( McInnes 1994). The taxa within this complex require careful examination, and can only be determined via subtle morphometric details of the claws and other characters (e.g. Miller et al. 2005, Kaczmarek & Michalczyk 2009). The nominal species of the group is either Palaearctic or Holarctic, so (particularly early) African records require re-examination.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Hypsibiidae

Genus

Hypsibius

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Hypsibius convergens ( Urbanowicz, 1925 )

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Hypsibius conveRgens

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Hypsibius conveRgens

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Hypsibius conveRgens

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Hypsibius

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