Hypsibius maculatus Iharos, 1969,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 25

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Hypsibius maculatus Iharos, 1969


55. Hypsibius maculatus Iharos, 1969  [T]

Hypsibius maculatus  n. sp. ( Iharos 1969a)

Terra typica  : Cameroon (Africa)


• 04°12′N, 09°12′E; 2,900–3,000 m asl: Type Locality: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, moss on tree and lava blocks. Iharos (1969a)

Republic of South Africa:

• 24°38′S, 30°51′E; 1,800 m asl: Undefined locality, Gauteng or Mpumalanga Province, Dragon Mountains, near the canyon of Blade River, moss on soil. Kaczmarek & Michalczyk (2004b)

Record numbers. Cameroon: 1, Republic of South Africa: 1; total: 2.

Remarks. Species with uncertain taxonomic position, with some affinities to the genera Isohypsibius  and Calohypsibius ( Ramazzotti & Maucci 1983)  , while the elongate pharyngeal tube could indicate Hebesuncus  . Currently, this species has been reported from Africa and England ( Morgan 1976, McInnes 1994), though the European record requires confirmation.