Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri ( Doyère, 1840 ),

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 31

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scientific name

Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri ( Doyère, 1840 )
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sensu lato

77. Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri ( Doyère, 1840)  sensu lato [T]

MacRobiotus  obeRhäuseRi Doy. ( Murray 1913)

Hypsibius  obeRhäseRi Doyère, 1840 ( Rahm 1936)

Hypsibius  obeRhaeuseRi  C.G. Ehrenberg, 1848 ( Teunissen 1938)

Hypsibius  obeRhaüseRi ( Doyère) 1840 (da Cunha & do Nascimento 1964) H. (H.) obeRhaüseRi ( Doyère, 1840) ( Séméria 1986)

Terra typica  : Germany (Europe)

Angola:

• 14°55′S, 13°30′E; 1,750 m asl: Huíla Province, surroundings of Sá da Bandeira [Lubango], lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)GoogleMaps 

Israel and Palestinian National Authority:

• 32°41′N, 35°23′E; 550 m asl: Tavor Mountain Reserve, Tabor Mt., extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)

• 32°13′N, 35°16′E; 550 m asl: Judean Mountains, Samaria, Nablus, extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)

• 32°05′N, 34°53′E; 50 m asl: Petah Tikva, humid climate, lichen. Rahm (1936)

• 31°47′N, 35°13′E; 800 m asl: Judean Mountains, Jerusalem, wall of Abyssinian [ Ethiopian ] Church , extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)GoogleMaps 

• 31°47′N, 35°14′E; 750 m asl: Judean Mountains, Jerusalem, City Wall of Jerusalem, Damascus Gate, extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)

• 31°47′N, 35°15′E; 800 m asl: Judean Mountains, Jerusalem, Olives Mt., Pater Noster church, Russians tower, wall of church, extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)GoogleMaps 

• 31°46′N, 35°14′E; 750 m asl: Judean Mountains, Jerusalem, Zion Mt., wall behind the Church of Zion , extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)GoogleMaps 

• 31°46′N, 35°16′E; 650 m asl: Judean Mountains, al-Eizariya, Bethany, Tomb of Lazarus, rock, extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)

• 31°41′N, 35°10′E; 800 m asl: Judean Mountains, Solomon's Pools, extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)

• 31°32′N, 35°06′E; 950 m asl: Judean Mountains, Hebron, extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)

• 31°32′N, 35°06′E; 950 m asl: Judean Mountains, Hebron, Abraham's Oak, extreme arid climate or semi-arid climate, moss ( BaRbula  sp.?). Rahm (1936)

Jordan:

• 31°50′N, 36°49′E; 500 m asl: Zarqa Governorate, Zarqa [Azarq Wetland Reserve], moss. Kaczmarek & Michalczyk (2004a)

Kenya:

• 00°01′S, 37°54′E: Undefined locality, British East Africa [ Kenya], moss. Murray (1913)

Morocco:

• 33°31′N, 05°07′W; 1,650 m asl: Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Ras al Ma [Res el Ma], mosses trees ( CedRus  ) and rocks. Séméria (1986)GoogleMaps 

• 33°27′N, 05°13′W; 1,250 m asl: Meknès-Tafilalet Region, ca. 30 [60] km S of Meknes, Azrou , lichens. Séméria (1986)GoogleMaps 

Republic of South Africa:

• 25°45′S, 28°11′E; 1,300 m asl: Gauteng Province, Pretoria , moss. Murray (1913)GoogleMaps 

Rwanda:

• 01°30′S, 29°32′E; 2,400 m asl: Northern Province, Albert National Park [Volcanoes National Park], Kibga, S slope of the volcano Visoke , at the edge of a bamboo forest, soil. Teunissen (1938)GoogleMaps 

Uganda:

• 01°22′N, 32°17′E: Undefined locality, moss. Murray (1913)

Record numbers. Angola: 1; Israel and Palestinian National Authority: 11, Jordan: 1, Republic of South Africa : 1  , Rwanda: 1, Kenya: 1, Morocco: 2, Uganda: 1; total: 19.

Remarks. Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri  is a species complex with a cosmopolitan distribution ( McInnes 1994, see also Pilato et al. 2013). Recent papers have begun to identify individual species (see: Degma et al. 2009– 2016), though most require the presence of eggs (see Biserov 1998 for a diagnostic key to the genus). The presence of R. oberhaeuseri  in Africa remains unconfirmed. Some North African specimens may belong to the recently described R. libycus  (see above) or another Ramazzottius  species. Murray (1913), briefly reported specimens from Uganda and Kenya, which he described as, “strongly papillose over the whole body, and brightly coloured, varying from the typical madder brown to vivid purple”. We suggest these specimens do not belong to the nominal R. oberhaeuseri  but may represent R. szeptycki  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Hypsibiidae

Genus

Ramazzottius

Loc

Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri ( Doyère, 1840 )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017
2017
Loc

obeRhaeuseRi

Kaczmarek 2017
2017
Loc

Hypsibius

Ehrenberg 1848
1848
Loc

Hypsibius

Ehrenberg 1848
1848
Loc

Hypsibius

Ehrenberg 1848
1848