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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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-3226-7E74-FF6B-FBD66C42FA35

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scientific name

Mesobiotus nuragicus Pilato & Sperlinga, 1975
status

 

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

Terra typica  : Italy (Europe)

Algeria:

• 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.