Macrobiotus rubens Murray, 1907d,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 48

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

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scientific name

Macrobiotus rubens Murray, 1907d
status

sensu lato

136. Macrobiotus rubens Murray, 1907d  sensu lato [T]

M. Rubens Murray (Murray 1913) 

Terra typica  : India (Asia)

Kenya:

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

Record numbers. Kenya: 1; total: 1.

Remarks. Macrobiotus rubens  has a very disjunct distribution ( McInnes 1994), however, the few taxonomic characters in the original description ( Murray 1907d), preclude correct identification. This taxon is in urgent need of a detail re-description based on material from the type locality.