Macrobiotus hibiscus de Barros, 1942,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 43-44

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03ED740D-323D-7E6E-FF6B-F8696CD2FDC0

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scientific name

Macrobiotus hibiscus de Barros, 1942
status

sensu lato

125. Macrobiotus hibiscus de Barros, 1942  sensu lato [T]

MacRobiotus hibiscus Barros, 1942  ( Grigarick et al. 1973) Terra typica  : Brazil (South America)

Tanzania:

• 06°22′S, 34°53′E: Undefined locality. Grigarick et al. (1973)

Record numbers. Tanzania: 1; total: 1.

Remarks. This reference is based solely on eggs, with no additional information. Macrobiotus hibiscus  is possibly a junior synonym of Macrobiotus hufelandi  as the morphology of this species falls within the Macrobiotus hufelandi  group diagnosis (e.g. Kathman 1990). This group requires careful taxonomic analysis, including egg morphology, for correct identification (see Bertolani & Rebecchi 1993 for a diagnostic key and other papers for more recent species descriptions: e.g. Pilato et al. 2003b, Kaczmarek & Michalczyk 2004c, Fontoura et al. 2008b, Bartels et al. 2009, Kaczmarek & Michalczyk 2009b, Guidetti et al. 2013). A few additional species from the hufelandi  group have been described from Africa and neighbouring islands, e.g. M. iharosi  or M. madegassus Maucci, 1993  . Further work on the Brazilian type material or type locale will clarify the status and biogeography of this species. The limited material from this report suggests the presence of M. hibiscus  in Africa is very doubtful.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Macrobiotidae

Genus

Macrobiotus

Loc

Macrobiotus hibiscus de Barros, 1942

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017
2017
Loc

MacRobiotus hibiscus

Barros 1942
1942