Hypsibius cf. convergens,

Moreno, Antonio, Roszkowska, Milena, García, Mario Alberto, Flores, José Juan & Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2019, Current knowledge on Mexican tardigrades with a description of Milnesium cassandrae sp. nov. (Eutardigrada: Milnesiidae) and discussion on the taxonomic value of dorsal pseudoplates in the genus Milnesium Doyère, 1840, Zootaxa 4691 (5), pp. 501-524: 513

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Hypsibius cf. convergens


Hypsibius cf. convergens 

Terra typica: Lithuania (Europe).

Material examined: One specimen: Sierra Gomas, 3.3 km SW of La Higuera (26°22′8.537′′N, 100°29′11.343′′W, ca. 1264 m asl), Villaldama, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Moss on rock, coll. Manuel Nevarez de los Reyes, 27 July 2014. Four specimens: El Pilar (25°17′23.13′′N, 100°30′13.52′′W, ca. 2973 m asl), Arteaga , Coahuila, Mexico. Moss on tree, coll. Mario Alberto Garcia Aranda, 14 February 2015GoogleMaps  .

Comments: Our specimens correspond well with the characteristics mentioned by Miller et al. (2005), however without a redescription of Hypsibius convergens ( Urbanowicz, 1925)  , based on type specimens, a correct identification of this taxon is not possible. Hypsibius cf. convergens  has a cosmopolitan distribution (Mc- Innes 1994), but it is probably a species complex. In Mexico, this species was reported from Creel, Cuiteco and Temoris in the State of Chihuahua ( Schuster 1971). This is a new record for the State of Nuevo Leon.