Diphascon pingue ( Marcus, 1936 )

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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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4691.5.5

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5586398

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Diphascon pingue ( Marcus, 1936 )
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Diphascon pingue ( Marcus, 1936)  

Terra typica: Germany (Europe).

Material examined: Seven specimens: 500 m at E of El Pilar (25°17′28.52′′N, 100°30′30.36′′W, ca. 2860 m asl), Arteaga, Coahuila, Mexico. Moss on tree, coll. Mario Alberto Garcia Aranda, 14 February 2015. One specimen: La Peñita (25°21′26.16′′N, 100°22′08.03′′W, ca. 2006 m asl), Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Moss on soil, coll. Mario Alberto Garcia Aranda, 9 February 2015 GoogleMaps   . One specimen: Cerro La Viga (25°20′27.80′′N, 100°22′08.61′′W, ca. 2543 m asl), 1.7 km E of La Peñita, Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Moss on soil, coll. Mario Alberto Garcia Aranda, 9 February 2015 GoogleMaps   . Two specimens: 7 km E of Agua de los Frijoles (28°57’ 42.952”N, 102°34’ 43.228”W, ca. 2263 m asl), Sierra Maderas del Carmen , Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico. Moss on tree ( Quercus   sp.) coll. Jonas A. Delgadillo Villalobos, 19 December 2016 GoogleMaps   .

Comments: Our specimens correspond well with the redescription given by Pilato & Binda (1998). Diphascon pingue   has a Holarctic distribution ( Pilato & Binda 1998, 1999). This is a new record for Mexico.