Fractonotus caelatus ( Marcus, 1928 ),

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 30

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Fractonotus caelatus ( Marcus, 1928 )


74. Fractonotus caelatus ( Marcus, 1928)  [T]

Hypsibius  oRnatus f. caelata ( Iharos 1969a)

Terra typica  : Ireland (Europe)


• 04°11′N, 09°12′E; 1,950–2,050 m asl: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, south side, grassy lava field and area of the timberline by trees and lava. Iharos (1969a)

Record numbers. Cameroon: 1; total: 1.

Remarks. This monotypic genus with a broad Palaearctic/ Australian/ South American distribution (Pilato et al. 1989, 2003a), could suggest a grouping of several species with low morphological divergence. Further research is required to elucidate this hypothesis.