Minibiotus intermedius ( Plate, 1888 )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 53-54

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4284.1.1

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scientific name

Minibiotus intermedius ( Plate, 1888 )
status

sensu lato

155. Minibiotus intermedius ( Plate, 1888)  sensu lato [T]

MacRobiotus  inteRmedius  Plate. ( Pardi 1941, Iharos 1978)

M. inteRmedius  Plate ( Murray (1913)

MacRobiotus  inteRmedius  Plate 1888 (da Cunha & do Nascimento 1964) MacRobiotus  inteRmedius  ( Iharos 1969a)

Minibiotus inteRmedius  (Plate, 1889) (Pilato et al. 1991, Fontoura et al. 2010) Minibiotus inteRmedius  Plate 1888 (Binda et al. 2001)

Minibiotus inteRmedius  ( Middleton 2003)

Terra typica  : Chile (South America) 

Angola:

• 07°25′S, 15°06′E; 850 m asl: Uíge Province, Mahondo , mosses and lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)GoogleMaps 

• 07°47′S, 15°01′E; 650 m asl: Uíge Province, near Carmona [Uíge], Estate at Pumba Loge, mosses and lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)

• 14°55′S, 13°30′E; 1,750 m asl: Huíla Province, surroundings of Sá da Bandeira [Lubango], mosses and lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)GoogleMaps 

Botswana:

• 19°10′S, 23°25′E; 950 m asl: North West District, Moremi , moss or lichen on tree or rock. Middleton (2003)GoogleMaps 

Cameroon:

• 04°57′N, 09°56′E; 800 m asl: Littoral Region, Kongsamba [ Nkongsamba ], moss on tree. Iharos (1969a)GoogleMaps 

• 04°39′N, 09°25′E; 600 m asl [400 m asl]: Southwest Region, Kumba, shore of Lake Barombi Mbo, protected rainforest, moss on tree. Iharos (1969a)

• 04°12′N, 09°12′E; 2,900–3,000 m asl: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, moss on tree and lava blocks. Iharos (1969a)

• 04°11′N, 09°12′E; 1,950–2,050 m asl: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, S side, grassy lava field and the area of the timberline by 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)

Democratic Republic of Congo:

• 01°10′S, 28°28′E; 1,000 m asl: North Kivu Province, outskirts of Mohanga, moss ( Entodon  sp.). Binda et al. (2001)GoogleMaps 

Ethiopia:

• 04°03′N, 38°19′E; 1,700 m asl: Oromia Region, Mēga, former English residence moss from tree ( JunipeRus  pRoceRa). Pardi (1941)GoogleMaps 

Kenya:

• 00°01′S, 37°54′E: Undefined locality, British East Africa [ Kenya], moss. Murray (1913)

Lesotho:

• 29°35′S, 29°17′E; 2,900 m asl: Thaba-Tseka District, Sani Pass , lichen on stone fence. Meyer & Hinton (2009)GoogleMaps 

Republic of South Africa:

• 24°38′S, 30°51′E; 1,800 m asl: Undefined locality, Gauteng or Mpumalanga Province, Dragon Mountains, near the canyon of Blade River, moss on soil in the grass. 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 

• 29°44′S, 30°32′E; 750 m asl: KwaZulu-Natal Province, Tala Private Game Reserve , lichen on tree ( Acacia  ). Meyer & Hinton (2009)GoogleMaps 

• 34°01′S, 23°55′E; 200 m asl: Eastern Cape Province, Tzitzikama [Tsitsikamma National Park], moss. Binda (1984)GoogleMaps 

Tanzania:

• 03°09′S, 35°29′E: Undefined locality, Arusha Region, Ngorongoro Volcano, mosses. Pilato et al. (1991)GoogleMaps 

• 34°01′S, 23°55′E; 200 m asl: Eastern Cape Province, Tzitzikama [Tsitsikamma National Park], moss. Pilato et al. (1991)GoogleMaps 

Tunisia:

• 36°57′N, 08°45′E; 0 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, surroundings of Tabarka. Binda & Pilato (1987)GoogleMaps 

• 36°46′N, 08°41′E; 700 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, surroundings of Ain Draham, forest of QueRcus  saubeR and Q. libanotis  , moss on soil. Iharos (1978)

• 36°46′N, 08°41′E; 700 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Ain Draham , moss on rock. Iharos (1978)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Angola: 3, Botswana: 1, Cameroon: 5, Democratic Republic of Congo: 1, Ethiopia: 1, Kenya: 1, Lesotho: 1, Republic of South Africa: 4, Tanzania: 2, Tunisia: 3; total: 22.

Remarks. Originally described from Chile ( Plate 1888), Minibiotus intermedius  was considered cosmopolitan (e.g. McInnes 1994) though modern taxonomy has shown it to be a species complex ( Claxton 1998). It is most probable that non-Neotropical records for Minibiotus intermedius  actually refer to different taxon within the species-group; several of which have been recently described from African locations. All African records for M. intermedius  should be re-examined.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Macrobiotidae

Genus

Minibiotus

Loc

Minibiotus intermedius ( Plate, 1888 )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017

2017
Loc

inteRmedius

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
Loc

M. inteRmedius

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
Loc

inteRmedius

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
Loc

inteRmedius

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
Loc

Minibiotus inteRmedius

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
Loc

Minibiotus inteRmedius

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
Loc

Minibiotus inteRmedius

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
Loc

MacRobiotus

Radiatus Pilato, Binda & Catanzaro 1991

1991
Loc

MacRobiotus

Radiatus Pilato, Binda & Catanzaro 1991

1991
Loc

MacRobiotus

Radiatus Pilato, Binda & Catanzaro 1991

1991