Bryodelphax parvulus Thulin, 1928,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 8

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4284.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1CD17B31-E3D0-4BFB-8B69-144D97949038

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03ED740D-3210-7E42-FF6B-FB0A681EF8EC

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scientific name

Bryodelphax parvulus Thulin, 1928
status

sensu lato

3. Bryodelphax parvulus Thulin, 1928  sensu lato [T]

BRyodelphax paRvulus Thulin 1928  (da Cunha & do Nascimento 1964) Echiniscus  (B.) paRvulus  ( Thulin 1928) (Binda 1971)

BRyodelphax paRvulus  ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985)

Terra typica  : Norway (Europe)

Angola:

• 07°47′S, 15°01′E; 650 m asl: Uíge Province, near Carmona [Uíge], Estate at Pumba Loge, lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)

Libya:

• 32°29′N, 20°50′E; 350 m asl: Marj District, Barce [Marj], moss. Pilato & Pennisi (1976)

Morocco:

• 32°56′N, 05°40′W; 1,700 m asl [850 m asl]: Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Khénifra, moss. Binda (1971)

• 31°08′N, 07°55′W; 1,700 m asl: Tadla-Azilal Region, Imlil , walnut forest, moss on limestone cliffs. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

• 31°06′N, 07°55′W; 2,300–2,500 m asl: Tadla-Azilal Region, path to the Jebel Toubkal , scattered tussock vegetation, moss on basalt and mica slate. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Angola: 1, Morocco: 3, Libya: 1; total: 5.

Remarks. The considerable morphological variation of B. parvulus  (e.g. the presence or absence of the spine and papilla on legs, etc.) suggests that this taxon may be a complex of closely related species, each with limited geographic ranges, rather than a single cosmopolitan species (see also Pilato et al. 2010). The actual geographic range and the presence of B. parvulus  sensu lato in Africa must be carefully verified.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Heterotardigrada

Order

Echiniscoidea

Family

Echiniscidae

Genus

Bryodelphax

Loc

Bryodelphax parvulus Thulin, 1928

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017
2017
Loc

BRyodelphax paRvulus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

paRvulus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

BRyodelphax paRvulus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

Echiniscus

C. A. S. Schultze 1840
1840