Astatumen bartosi ( Weglarska , 1959),

Zawierucha, Krzysztof, Dziamiecki, Jakub, Jakubowska, Natalia, Michalczyk, Lukasz & Kaczmarek, Lukasz, 2014, New tardigrade records for the Baltic states with a description of Minibiotus formosus sp. n. (Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae), ZooKeys 408, pp. 81-105: 88

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Astatumen bartosi ( Weglarska , 1959)


Astatumen bartosi ( Weglarska, 1959) 

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XIV: 1 specimen.


Our specimen corresponds perfectly with characters of Astatumen bartosi  proposed by Dastych (1988) with the main difference between Astatumen bartosi  and Astatumen trinacriae  being the absence/presence of cuticular bars on legs II–III. Due to the notorious difficulties in differentiating the two species, the actual distribution of Astatumen bartosi  cannot currently be described with confidence. McInnes (1994) cited this species from several localities in Europe and from single African, Asian and South American sites.