Diphascon (Diphascon) pinguiforme Pilato and Binda, 1997

Wang, Lizhi, 2009, Tardigrades from the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau (China) with description of two new species in the genera Mixibius (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) and Pseudechiniscus (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae), Journal of Natural History 43 (41 - 42), pp. 2553-2570: 2568

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930903221547

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Diphascon (Diphascon) pinguiforme Pilato and Binda, 1997


Diphascon (Diphascon) pinguiforme Pilato and Binda, 1997   –1998

Material examined

Three specimens were collected from Yunnan Province.


The specimens fit the description of this species ( Pilato and Binda 1998). Eyes absent. Cuticle smooth. The buccal tube thin. Pharynx with apophyses and three rod-shaped macroplacoids (the first and second about equal length, the third longer than the first two), a small microplacoid and a septulum. Claws of Hypsibius   type, slender. Lunules and other cuticular thickening absent on the legs. This species is a new record for China   . Its type locality is in Sibillini Mountains ( Italy)   .