Isohypsibius brulloi Pilato & Pennisi, 1976,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 35

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

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scientific name

Isohypsibius brulloi Pilato & Pennisi, 1976
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94. Isohypsibius brulloi Pilato & Pennisi, 1976  [T]

Isohypsibius bRulloi  n. sp. ( Pilato & Pennisi 1976)

I. bRulloi  ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985)

Terra typica  : Libya (Africa)

Libya:

• 32°29′N, 20°50′E; 350 m asl: Type Locality: Marj District, Barce [Marj], moss. Pilato & Pennisi (1976)

Morocco:

• 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 

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

Remarks. A disjunct distribution from Africa and Costa Rica suggesting this is a rarely observed species, evidence of anthropogenic (?) transport, and/ or that the examples from Costa Rica represent a new species which should be re-examined ( Kaczmarek et al. 2015).