Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 15

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scientific name

Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902
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sensu lato

31. Echiniscus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902  sensu lato [T]

Echiniscus quadRispinosus Richters  ( Murray 1913)

Terra typica  : Germany (Europe)

Kenya:

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

Record numbers. Kenya: 1; total: 1.

Remarks. There is considerable morphological variation in the global records of E. quadrispinosus  , indicative of a species complex (see: Ramazzotti & Maucci 1983). However, most of the species records are (like the type locality) Holarctic ( McInnes 1994), which suggest that African reports may be correct but, these early reports, require confirmation.