Minibiotus hufelandioides ( Murray, 1910 ),

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 53

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

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scientific name

Minibiotus hufelandioides ( Murray, 1910 )
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154. Minibiotus hufelandioides ( Murray, 1910)  [T]

MacRobiotus hufelandioides Murray  (?), MacRobiotus hufelandioides Murray (Murray 1913)  MacRobiotus hufelandioides Murray, 1910  ( Van Rompu et al. 1991a)

Terra typica  : Australia

Kenya:

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

Republic of South Africa:

• 23°50′S, 29°59′E; 1,450 m asl: North Transvaal [Limpopo Province], Woodbush [Woodbush Forest Reserve]. Murray (1913)

Tanzania:

• 03°17′S, 37°31′E; ca. 1,500 m asl: Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro National Park, Marangu gate, rain forest, below tree line, river, pH 5.5, water temperature 12°C, benthos sampleGoogleMaps  . Van Rompu et al. (1991a) 

Uganda:

• 01°22′N, 32°17′E: Undefined locality, moss. Murray (1913)

Record numbers. Kenya: 1, Republic of South Africa: 1, Tanzania: 1, Uganda: 1; total: 4.

Remarks. Known from several disjunct localities ( McInnes 1994) suggesting a species complex. Murray (1913) described several differences between his African samples and those from the type locale ( Australia) concluding that the African examples were, “possibly a distinct species”. These comments and more recently described African conspecifics suggests the presence of this taxon in Africa needs confirmation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Macrobiotidae

Genus

Minibiotus

Loc

Minibiotus hufelandioides ( Murray, 1910 )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017
2017
Loc

MacRobiotus hufelandioides Murray

Murray (Murray 1913
1913
Loc

MacRobiotus hufelandioides

Murray (Murray 1913
1913
Loc

MacRobiotus hufelandioides

Murray 1910
1910