Paramacrobiotus kenianus Schill, Förster, Dandekar & Wolf, 2010,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 55

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-3221-7E73-FF6B-FEEF6C05FC05

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Paramacrobiotus kenianus Schill, Förster, Dandekar & Wolf, 2010
status

 

157. Paramacrobiotus kenianus Schill, Förster, Dandekar & Wolf, 2010  [T]

MacRobiotus  ‘RichteRsi gRoups’ 1 and 2 ( Hengherr et al. 2008, 2009a)

MacRobiotus  ‘RichteRsi gRoups’ 2 and 1 ( Hengherr et al. 2009b)

MacRobiotus  ‘RichteRsi gRoups’ 2 and 3 ( Guidetti et al. 2009)

PaRamacRobiotus kenianus  sp. nov. ( Schill et al. 2010)

Terra typica  : Kenya (Africa)

Kenya:

• 00°18′S; 36°05′E; 1,800 m asl: Type Locality: Nakuru County, Nakuru, moss. Hengherr et al. (2008, 2009a, b), Guidetti et al. (2009), Schill et al. (2010)

• 00°43′S; 36°26′E; 1,900 m asl: Nakuru County, Naivasha, moss. Hengherr et al. (2008, 2009a, b), Guidetti et al. (2009), Schill et al. (2010)

Record numbers. Kenya: 2; total: 2.

Remarks. This species, identified only via DNA barcoding and biophysical data, is morphologically identical to P. richtersi  ( Guidetti et al. 2009, Schill et al. 2010). The International Commission of the Zoological Nomenclature code states, “An author, when drawing up the description of a new nominal taxon, should include comparisons with appropriate related taxa in order to assist later identification of the taxon. Namebearing type material should be illustrated (or a reference given to such illustration).” (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ hosted-sites/iczn/code/index.jsp?nfv=true&booksection=appendixB). This taxon, in the absence of such illustration, remains a cryptic species identifiable only via DNA and biophysical data. Currently endemic to Kenya.

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Macrobiotidae

Genus

Paramacrobiotus

Loc

Paramacrobiotus kenianus Schill, Förster, Dandekar & Wolf, 2010

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017
2017
Loc

MacRobiotus

Radiatus Pilato, Binda & Catanzaro 1991
1991
Loc

MacRobiotus

Radiatus Pilato, Binda & Catanzaro 1991
1991