Diphascon (Diphascon) patanei Binda & Pilato, 1971, Binda & Pilato, 1971

Fontoura, Paulo, Pilato, Giovanni, Lisi, Oscar & Morais, Paulo, 2009, Tardigrades from Portugal: four new records and description of two new species, Zootaxa 2030, pp. 21-38: 32-35

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.186243

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5631705

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scientific name

Diphascon (Diphascon) patanei Binda & Pilato, 1971
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Diphascon (Diphascon) patanei Binda & Pilato, 1971  

Material examined: Two specimens (body length 127.2 and 204.5 µm) collected from a moss sample at Parque Biológico (Avintes, Vila Nova de Gaia) were mounted in Hoyer’s medium.

Distribution: The species was recorded from various localities of the Mediterranean region ( Italy, Turkey) and from North America.

Taxa Reported by Localities by District Year HETEROTARDIGRADA

Echiniscus trisetosus Cuénot, 1932 Da   Cunha Viana do Castelo, Castelo Branco 1947 a Maucci & Durante-Pasa Portalegre, Guarda 1984 a Maucci & Durante-Pasa Bragança, Évora 1984 c Hypechiniscus gladiator ( Murray, 1905) Da   Cunha Viana do Castelo 1947 b Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ehrenberg, 1853) Da   Cunha Porto, Guarda, Coimbra, Castelo

Branco 1941 Fontoura Viseu 1944 a Maucci & Durante-Pasa Braga 1981 Viana do Castelo, Vila Real,

Portalegre, Évora 1984 c Isohypsibius prosostomus Thulin, 1928 Da   Cunha Castelo Branco 1948 Maucci & Durante-Pasa Guarda 1984 a Vila Real 1984 c Fontoura et al. Porto this paper Isohypsibius sattleri ( Richters, 1902) Da   Cunha Coimbra 1947 a Hypsibius camelopardalis Ramazzotti & Ramazzotti & Maucci   Portalegre 1983 Maucci 1983 *

Hypsibius convergens ( Urbanowicz, 1925) Da   Cunha Coimbra, Aveiro 1941 Maucci & Durante-Pasa Porto, Viseu 1984 c Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri ( Doyère, 1840) Da   Cunha Aveiro, Portalegre 1941 Fontoura Porto, Vila Real, Leiria 1981 Braga 1982 Maucci & Durante-Pasa Guarda 1984 a Bragança, Viseu, Faro 1984 c Diphascon (Adropion) prorsirostre Thulin, Maucci & Durante-Pasa   Viseu 1984 c 1928

After this study, 63 limno-terrestrial tardigrade species are recorded for Portugal, including 10 described as new species to science ( Table 5 View TABLE 5 ). However, some records needs to be confirmed. Eventual mis-identifications, already stressed by Maucci & Durante-Pasa (1984 c), could have occurred. Macrobiotus echinogenitus Richters, 1904   was probably confused with M. harmsworthi Murray, 1907   a. Da Cunha (1941) described the observed specimens attributed to that species as having three macroplacoids instead of two. Some years later and without other comments, Da Cunha (1947 b) reported the presence of the species in other Portuguese stations. The first records of Macrobiotus harmsworthi   and M. richtersi Murray 1911   are also doubtful because Da Cunha (1948) reported the synonym name M. schultzei Greeff, 1866   . Fortunately, both species have been recorded in Portugal some years later ( Fontoura, 1981). Echiniscus bisetosus Heinis, 1908   , according to Maucci (1985), is not a valid species and the specimens attributable to this species belong to other species of the blumi   group ( E. blumi Richters, 1903   ; E. canadensis Murray, 1910   ; E. mediantus Marcus, 1930   ; E. trisetosus Cuénot, 1932   ), all of them already recorded in Portugal. According to Binda & Guglielmino (1982) Echiniscus bisetosus   , and other elements of the series blumi-canadensis have probably to be attributed to E. blumi   . Very probably, Bryodelphax tatrensis ( Węglarska, 1959)   is present in Portugal (the description and pictures of Bryodelphax parvulus Thulin, 1928   presented by Da Cunha (1941) seems to match with B. tatrensis   ). If so, the first Portuguese record of B. parvulus   must be attributed to Maucci & Durante- Pasa (1984 c). On the other hand, Table 5 View TABLE 5 also shows that some Districts are very poorly surveyed and the number of Portuguese species will be probably much higher.

TABLE 5. List of the species of limno-terrestrial tardigrades recorded from Portugal (Archipelagos of Madeira and Azores excluded). Year refers to the first record in the corresponding District. * = Described as a new species.

Bryodelphax mateusi (Fontoura, 1982)   * Fontoura Coimbra 1982
Bryodelphax parvulus Thulin, 1928   Da Cunha Maucci & Durante-Pasa Porto, Coimbra, Aveiro Leiria, Évora, Beja 1941(?) 1984c
Echiniscus bisculptus Maucci, 1983   Maucci & Durante-Pasa Santarém 1984c
Echiniscus bisetosus Heinis, 1908   (probably not a valid species) Maucci & Durante-Pasa Castelo Branco, Vila Real, Évora 1984a 1984c
Echiniscus blumi Richters, 1903   Da Cunha Maucci & Durante-Pasa Guarda Vila Real 1941 1984c
Echiniscus canadensis Murray, 1910   Da Cunha Maucci & Durante-Pasa Maucci & Durante-Pasa Coimbra Castelo Branco, Guarda, Portalegre Vila Real, Viseu, Évora, Faro 1941 1984a 1984c
Echiniscus granulatus (Doyère, 1840)   Fontoura Maucci & Durante-Pasa Coimbra Santarém 1982 1984c
Echiniscus lichenorum Maucci, 1983   * Maucci Faro 1983
Echiniscus mediantus Marcus, 1930   Maucci & Durante-Pasa Castelo Branco, Guarda, Viseu, Évora 1984a 1984c
Echiniscus merokensis Richters, 1904   Da Cunha Fontoura Maucci & Durante-Pasa Viana do Castelo, Leiria, Viseu Porto Coimbra Guarda, Castelo Branco, Portalegre Vila Real, Bragança, Beja 1944a 1981 1982 1984a 1984c

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Hypsibiidae

Genus

Diphascon

Loc

Diphascon (Diphascon) patanei Binda & Pilato, 1971

Fontoura, Paulo, Pilato, Giovanni, Lisi, Oscar & Morais, Paulo 2009
2009
Loc

Hypsibius seychellensis

Pilato, Binda & Lisi 2006
2006
Loc

seychellensis

Pilato 2006
2006
Loc

Diphascon (Diphascon) patanei

Binda & Pilato 1971
1971
Loc

(Diphascon) patanei

Binda & Pilato 1971
1971
Loc

patanei

Binda & Pilato 1971
1971
Loc

Astatumen trinacriae

Arcidiacono 1962
1962
Loc

trinacriae

Arcidiacono 1962
1962
Loc

Bryodelphax tatrensis ( Węglarska, 1959 )

Weglarska 1959
1959
Loc

Diphascon (Diphascon) pingue

Marcus 1936
1936
Loc

(Diphascon) pingue

Marcus 1936
1936
Loc

pingue

Marcus 1936
1936
Loc

E. trisetosus Cuénot, 1932

Cuenot 1932
1932
Loc

E. mediantus

Marcus 1930
1930
Loc

Hypsibius microps

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

Bryodelphax parvulus

Thulin 1928
1928
Loc

Hypsibius pallidus

Thulin 1911
1911
Loc

pallidus

Thulin 1911
1911
Loc

Hebesuncus conjungens

Thulin 1911
1911
Loc

conjungens

Thulin 1911
1911
Loc

M. richtersi

Murray 1911
1911
Loc

E. canadensis

Murray 1910
1910
Loc

Echiniscus bisetosus

Heinis 1908
1908
Loc

M. harmsworthi

Murray 1907
1907
Loc

Diphascon ( Diphascon ) alpinum

Murray 1906
1906
Loc

( Diphascon ) alpinum

Murray 1906
1906
Loc

alpinum

Murray 1906
1906
Loc

Macrobiotus echinogenitus

Richters 1904
1904
Loc

E. blumi

Richters 1903
1903
Loc

Diphascon ( Diphascon ) chilenense

Plate 1888
1888
Loc

M. schultzei

Greeff 1866
1866
Loc

Milnesium tardigradum Doyère , 1840

Doyere 1840
1840
Loc

tardigradum

Doyere 1840
1840