Mesobiotus sicheli Binda, Pilato & Lisi, 2005,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 50-51

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Mesobiotus sicheli Binda, Pilato & Lisi, 2005


145. Mesobiotus sicheli Binda, Pilato & Lisi, 2005  [T]

MacRobiotus  fuRcigeR Murray, 1906 (Binda 1984)

MacRobiotus sicheli  sp. nov. (Binda et al. 2005)

Terra typica  : Republic of South Africa (Africa)

Republic of South Africa:

• 34°01′S, 23°55′E; 200 m asl: Type Locality: Eastern Cape Province, Tzitzikama [Tsitsikamma National Park], moss. Binda (1984), Binda et al. (2005)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Republic of South Africa: 1; total: 1.

Remarks. This species belongs to the furciger group and is currently endemic to the Republic of South Africa. Species of the furciger -group appear global; though many dated descriptions require verification using modern taxonomy (for more details see Binda & Rebecchi 1992 and Binda et al. 2005).