Macrobiotus liviae Ramazzotti, 1962 a, Ramazzotti, 1962

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, Michalczyk, Łukasz & Mcinnes, Sandra J., 2015, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part II: South America, Zootaxa 3923 (1), pp. 1-107: 72

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3923.1.1

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scientific name

Macrobiotus liviae Ramazzotti, 1962 a
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169. Macrobiotus liviae Ramazzotti, 1962 a   [T]

Macrobiotus liviae   spec. nov. ( Ramazzotti   1962 a)

Terra typica: Chile (South America)

Chile:

• 35 °00′S, 70 ° 48 ′W; 735 m asl: Region VII Maule (Región del Maule), Los Queñes/Curicò, mosses. Ramazzotti   (1964 a)

• 30 ° 25 ′S – 37 ° 45 ′S [37 ° 43 ′S, 73 ° 02′W]; 1,100 m asl: Type Locality: Cordillera Nahuelbuta (Cabrería) on S of Concepción, mixed rainforest with Araucaria araucana   , Nothofagus obliqua   and N. dombeyi   , lichens. Ramazzotti   (1962 a)

Record numbers: Chile: 2; total: 2.

Remarks: This species of the harmsworthi   group has an apparent Gondwanan distribution ( McInnes 1994 a). However, the reports from New Zealand have been re-attributed to other species ( Pilato & Binda 1996 b), which has narrowed the range to a possible Neotropic distribution. Like many other macrobiotids, this group requires careful taxonomic analysis including egg morphology (see Kaczmarek et al. 2011 for a diagnostic key to the group).