Isohypsibius tuberculatus ( Plate, 1888 ),

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 40

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Isohypsibius tuberculatus ( Plate, 1888 )

sensu lato

113. Isohypsibius tuberculatus ( Plate, 1888)  sensu lato [T]

M. tubeRculatus  Plate ( Murray 1913)

I. tubeRculatus  ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985)

Terra typica  : Germany (Europe)


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


• 32°25′N, 05°13′W; 1,750 m asl: Meknès-Tafilalet Region, S of Azrou , cedar forest, moss on limestone boulders in the forest glade. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Kenya: 1, Morocco: 1; total: 2.

Remarks. Like many early descriptions, the original information about I. tuberculatus  was limited and has created the tuberculatus  -group of species, with a long history of major taxonomic confusion. This nominal species is largely Holarctic ( McInnes 1994), but all reports, including the African records, require further analyses.