Apodibius nuntius Binda, 1984,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 32

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Apodibius nuntius Binda, 1984


80. Apodibius nuntius Binda, 1984  [T]

Apodibius nuntius  n. sp. (Binda 1984)

Terra typica  : Mozambique (Africa)


• 23°52′S, 35°23′E; 0 m asl: Type Locality: Inhambene Province , Inhambene, very muddy moss. Binda (1984)GoogleMaps 


• 17°46′S, 31°03′E; 1 500 m asl: Harare City, Tobacco Research Board , nematology seed bed site, under grass, dry soilGoogleMaps  . Van Rompu et al. (1995) 

• 18°20′S, 26°28′E; 700 m asl: Matabeleland North Province, 370 km from Bulawayo, beyond Hwange village, along the road to Livingstone, mopane forest, dry soil. Van Rompu et al. (1995)

• 18°35′S, 25°55′E; 1,050 m asl: Matabeleland North Province, Hwange National Park, ca. 10 km from Robbin’s Camp near Chingahali dam, under grass and mopane trees along the dry river bed, dry soilGoogleMaps  . Van Rompu et al. (1995) 

• 18°56′S, 27°46′E; 1,000 m asl: Matabeleland North Province, 182 km from Bulawayo alongside the road to Hwange, Lupane, around a tree, dry sandy soil with some organic debris. Van Rompu et al. (1995)

• 20°31′S, 29°21′E; 1,100 m asl: Matabeleland South Province, right side of the road from Masvingo to Bulawayo, 175 km from Masvingo, under shrubs and mopane tree, dry soil. Van Rompu et al. (1995)

• 21°27′S, 32°04′E; 200 m asl: Masvingo Province, Gonaredzhou National Park [South Gonarezhou National Park], Mwatambo viewpoint, under grass and shrubs, dry soil. Van Rompu et al. (1995)

Record numbers. Mozambique: 1; Zimbabwe: 6; total: 7.

Remarks. This species from soil habitats has a south eastern African distribution.