Isohypsibius asper ( Murray, 1906b ), Murray, 1906

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

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Isohypsibius asper ( Murray, 1906b )


91. Isohypsibius asper ( Murray, 1906b)   [T]

I. tetRadactyloides   ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985)

Terra typica: Crozet Archipelago   (South Indian Ocean)

Ivory Coast:

• 07°24′N, 07°33′W; 400 m asl: Tonkpi Region, above Man, the Ko, just above the water line of a mountain stream, wet moss on rocks. Marcus (1933)


• 31°35′N, 05°36′W; 1,650 m asl: Souss-Massa-Drâa Region, Todra [Todgha] Gorge , moss from running water (source at the hotel). Ramløv & Kristensen (1985) GoogleMaps  

Record numbers. Ivory Coast: 1, Morocco: 1; total: 2.

Remarks. Dastych (2016) has re-described I. tetradactyloides ( Richters, 1907b)   as the junior synonym of I. asper ( Murray, 1906b)   . Dastych (2016) noted that the Marcus (1936) had dropped the original Richters’ (1907b) figures in favour of figures based on his Ivory Coast ( Marcus 1933) and previously unpublished Hartz Mts., Germany ( Marcus 1936) specimens, which has influenced the understanding and interpretation of I. tetradactyloides   of following tardigradologists.