Isohypsibius prosostomus Thulin, 1928,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 38-39

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

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scientific name

Isohypsibius prosostomus Thulin, 1928
status

 

108. Isohypsibius prosostomus Thulin, 1928  [T]

Hypsibius  (I.) pRosostomus  ( Thulin, 1928) ( Haspeslagh 1982) I. pRosostomus  ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985)

Isohypsibius pRosostomus  ( Thulin, 1928) ( Séméria 1986) Isohypsibius pRosostomus Thulin 1928  (Binda et al. 2001) Terra typica  : Sweden (Europe)

Democratic Republic of Congo:

• 00°04′S, 29°18′E; 1,950 m asl: North Kivu Province, outskirts of Lukanga, lichen. Binda et al. (2001)GoogleMaps 

Kenya:

• 00°09′S, 37°19′E; 4,439 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Upper Kami Tarn, shore, sediments. Haspeslagh (1982)

• 00°09′S, 37°19′E; 4,439 m asl: Meru County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Lower Kami Tarn, shore, sediments. Haspeslagh (1982)

• 00°10′S, 37°18′E; 4,270 m asl: Nyeri County, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya, Teleki Tarn, small effluent and shallow pond, silt, sediments and sandy gravel. Haspeslagh (1982)

Morocco:

• 33°31′N, 05°07′W; 1,650 m asl: Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Ras al Ma [Res el Ma], mosses trees ( Cedrus  ) and rocks. Séméria (1986)GoogleMaps 

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

• 31°06′N, 07°55′W; 2,300–2,500 m asl: Tadla-Azilal Region, path to the Jebel Toubkal , scattered tussock vegetation, moss on basalt and mica slate. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Democratic Republic of Congo: 1, Kenya: 3, Morocco: 3; total 7.

Remarks. This species is largely Palaearctic with limited reports from other regions ( McInnes 1994), indicative of a probable species complex. The original description for I. prosostomus  requires a re-evaluation of the type material to clarify the confused descriptions. For example, Haspeslagh (1982) corroborates Cuenot (1932) noting a “characteristic oblique cuticular bar” at the base of claws I –III, which was absent in the original description ( Thulin 1911, 1928).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Hypsibiidae

Genus

Isohypsibius

Loc

Isohypsibius prosostomus Thulin, 1928

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017
2017
Loc

pRosostomus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

I. pRosostomus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

Isohypsibius pRosostomus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

Isohypsibius pRosostomus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

Hypsibius

Ehrenberg 1848
1848