Pseudobiotus

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 41

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

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scientific name

Pseudobiotus
status

 

117. Pseudobiotus  sp. [F]

Hypsibius (Isohypsibius) Augusti J. Murray ( Marcus 1935) 

Hypsibius augusti Murray (Löfflera 1968) 

Hypsibius (Isohypsibius) augusti (Murray, 1907)  ( Haspeslagh 1982)

Pseudobiotus augusti ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985) 

Isohypsibius augusti (Murray, 1907)  ( De Smet & Bafort 1990)

Terra typica  : Sweden (Europe)

Kenya:

• 00°03'N, 35°32'E; 3,000 m asl [2,750 m asl]: Uasin Gishu County, Elgeyo Escarpment, Timboroa, Station 10, source below the Narasha Lake. Marcus (1935)

• 00°03′S, 37°34′E; 2,140 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Marimba River, rushes. De Smet & Bafort (1990)

• 00°09′S, 37°18′E; 4,350 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Hausberg Creek. Löfflera (1968)

• 00°09′S, 37°19′E; 4,400 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Lower Simba Tarn. Löfflera (1968)

• 00°09′S, 37°21′E; 4,300 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya GoogleMaps  , West Hall Tarn. Löffler (1968) 

• 00°10′S, 37°17′E; 4,150 m asl: Nyeri County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Teleki River, moss. De Smet & Bafort (1990)

• 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)

• 00°10′S, 37°19′E; 4,300 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Upper Thompson Tarn. Löfflera (1968)

• 00°11′S, 37°21′E; 3,950 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Lower Carr Lake. Löfflera (1968)

Morocco:

• 31°35′N, 05°36′W; 1,650 m asl: Souss-Massa-Drâa Region, Todra [Todgha] Gorge , moss from running water (source at the hotel). Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

• 30°41′N, 08°09′W; 750 m asl: Souss-Massa-Drâa Region, Sous river at Aoulouz , sludge and algae in river. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Kenya: 9, Morocco: 2; total: 11.

Remarks. Reports for Isohypsibius augusti  are included here as there has been major taxonomic confusion between the original description as Macrobiotus augusti (Murray 1907)  , which was transferred to Isohypsibius  by Thulin (1928) and a re-description from non-type material by Marcus (1936), leaving all augusti  records split between Pseudobiotus  and Thulinius  (see: Bertolani et al. 1999, Marley et al. 2008). While Murray’s (1907e) augusti  is now Thulinius  , the Kenyan references are associated with megalonyx ( Marcus 1935)  (now Pseudobiotus  ), or have either no description or no figures ( Haspeslagh 1982, De Smet & Bafort 1990). The Moroccan report only indicated a Pseudobiotus  sp. ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985). Re-examination of all the African samples is required to confirm which taxa are present.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Hypsibiidae

Loc

Pseudobiotus

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017

2017
Loc

Pseudobiotus augusti ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985 )

Ramlov & Kristensen 1985

1985
Loc

Hypsibius augusti Murray (Löfflera 1968)

Murray (Lofflera 1968

1968
Loc

Hypsibius (Isohypsibius) Augusti J. Murray ( Marcus 1935 )

Augusti J. Murray (Marcus 1935

1935
Loc

Isohypsibius augusti

Murray 1907

1907