Macrobiotus persimilis Binda & Pilato, 1972,

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

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Macrobiotus persimilis Binda & Pilato, 1972


134. Macrobiotus persimilis Binda & Pilato, 1972  [T]

M. peRsimilis  ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985)

MacRobiotus peRsimilis Binda  e Pilato, 1971 (Binda & Pilato 1987) Terra typica  : Italy (Europe)


• 32°49′N, 21°51′E; 600 m asl: Jabal al Akhdar District, Cyrene , moss. Pilato & Pennisi (1976)GoogleMaps 

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


• 32°25′N, 05°13′W; 1,750 m asl: Meknès-Tafilalet Region, S of Azrou , cedar forest, moss on soil and fallen branches and stems. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 


• 36°57′N, 08°45′E; 0 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, surroundings of Tabarka. Binda & Pilato (1987)GoogleMaps 

Record numbers. Libya: 2; Morocco: 1, Tunisia: 1; total: 4.

Remarks. Macrobiotus persimilis  is largely Palaearctic ( McInnes 1994) with reports from a few disjunct sites. The persimilis  sub-group of the hufelandi  group requires careful taxonomic identification. These reports are close to the Sicilian type locale, though this example requires further analysis.