Diphascon sanae Dastych, Ryan, Watkins, 1990

Lisi, Oscar, 2017, Two new species of Eutardigrada from Victoria Land, Antarctica, Zootaxa 4317 (3), pp. 541-558: 547

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Diphascon sanae Dastych, Ryan, Watkins, 1990


Diphascon sanae Dastych, Ryan, Watkins, 1990  

Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5

Material examined. One specimen (slide No. 4524) from moss sample collected between Terranova Base and Campo Icaro (1990.12.27). As stressed in the description of the species ( Dastych et al. 1990), a light refracting unit is present at the base of all primary branches of the external claws ( Figs. 5 View FIGURE 5 A –C).

This species, a new record for Victoria Land, seems widespread across the Antarctic continent, with records for: Queen Maud Land ( Dastych et al. 1990; Tsujimoto et al. 2014), Ellsworth Land and Palmer Land ( Convey & McInnes 2005), Queen Elizabeth Land ( Hodgson et al. 2010), and the Mawson Coast ( Miller & Heatwole, 1995). Together with Diphascon sanae   we found some specimens of Minibiotus vinciguerrae Binda & Pilato, 1992   .