Macrobiotus islandicus Richters, 1904e,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 47

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Macrobiotus islandicus Richters, 1904e

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129. Macrobiotus islandicus Richters, 1904e  sensu lato [T]

Terra typica  : Iceland (Europe)


• 34°40′N, 06°11′E; 0 m asl: Biskra Province, 30 km from Biskra, El Oued [Zeribet el Oued]. Binda & Pilato (1987)

Record numbers. Algeria: 1; total: 1.

Remarks. This nominal species of the M. islandicus  group has a Holarctic distribution ( McInnes 1994). While the presence of this taxon in Africa is possible, Binda & Pilato (1987) found only a single egg (with no adults), which they attributed to M. islandicus  . To confirm the presence of M. islandicus  further study producing more specimens is required.