Echiniscoides sigismundi (M. Schultze, 1865),

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-FE876FDFFD2E

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scientific name

Echiniscoides sigismundi (M. Schultze, 1865)
status

sensu lato

1. Echiniscoides sigismundi (M. Schultze, 1865)  sensu lato

Terra typica  : North Sea ( Belgium, Europe) 

Democratic Republic of Congo:

• 00°47′S, 29°18′E; 1,000 m asl: South Kivu Province, Albert National Park [Virunga National Park], Rwindi , soil sample. Teunissen (1938)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Democratic Republic of Congo: 1; total: 1.

Remarks. This is an unusual report of a coastal marine genus that was described from an inland soil environment. The description of 12 females, one male and 19 juveniles plus eggs suggests this is a valid identification. Whether the original samples were the result of contaminated sampling gear or this species truly occurs within the African Rift, requires further exploration.