Mesobiotus nuragicus Pilato & Sperlinga, 1975,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 50

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Mesobiotus nuragicus Pilato & Sperlinga, 1975


143. Mesobiotus nuragicus Pilato & Sperlinga, 1975  [T]

Terra typica  : Italy (Europe)


• 36°38′N, 05°45′E; 1,200 m asl: Jijel Province, M’Sid-Ech-Cheta (Texenna Pass). Binda & Pilato (1987)GoogleMaps 

Republic of South Africa:

• 26°57′S, 32°51′E; 0 m asl: KwaZulu-Natal Province, Kosi, topsoil. Binda (1984)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Algeria: 1, Republic of South Africa: 1; total: 2.

Remarks. This species from the harmsworthi  group, which requires careful taxonomic analysis including egg morphology (Kaczmarek et al. 2011), has a rather disjunct distribution ( McInnes 1994). The eight eggs reported from South Africa (Binda 1984), are subtly different from the type material and therefore needs confirmation.