Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ehrenberg, 1853 )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 19-20

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scientific name

Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ehrenberg, 1853 )
status

sensu lato

44. Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ehrenberg, 1853)  sensu lato [T]

E. aRctomys  Ehr. ( Murray 1907a)

Echiniscus aRctomys  Ehrenbg. ( Richters 1908)

Echiniscus suillus Ehrenberg. ( Richters 1911) 

Pseudechiniscus suillus (Ehr.)  ( Murray 1913)

Pseudechiniscus suillus (Ehrenbg.) Marcus (1928) 

P. suillus (Ehrbg.)  ( Marcus 1936)

Pseudechiniscus suillus Ehrenberg, 1853  ( Rahm 1936) Pseudechiniscus suillus (Ehrbg.)  forma Zavattarii n. ( Pardi 1941) Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ehrenberg) 1853  (da Cunha & do Nascimento 1964) Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Iharos 1969a) 

Pseudechiniscus suillus Ehrbg.  ( Iharos (1978)

Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985) 

Pseudechiniscus suillus (Ehrbg)  ( Maucci 1993)

Terra typica  : Switzerland (Europe)

Angola:

• 07°47′S, 15°01′E; 650 m asl: Uíge Province, near Carmona [Uíge], Estate at Pumba Loge, mosses. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)

Cameroon:

• 04°11′N, 09°12′E; 1,900–1,950 m asl: Southwest Region, Mount Cameroon National Park, Mount Cameroon, primeval forest, above bothy No. 1, moss on trees and lava. Iharos (1969a)

Ethiopia:

• 04°03′N, 38°19′E; 1,700 m asl: Oromia Region, Mēga, moss ( NeckeRa  sp.) on tree ( JunipeRus  pRoceRa). Pardi (1941)

• Israel and Palestinian National Authority:

• 31°51′N, 35°25′E; - 100 m asl: near Jericho, St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, extreme arid climate, lichen ( XanthoRia  paRietina L.). Rahm (1936)

Kenya:

• 00°01′S, 37°54′E: Undefined locality, British East Africa [ Kenya], moss. Murray (1913)

Morocco:

• 32°25′N, 05°13′W; 1,750 m asl: Meknès-Tafilalet Region, S of Azrou , cedar forest, moss on limestone boulders in the forest glade. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

• 31°08′N, 07°55′W; 1,700 m asl: Tadla-Azilal Region, Imlil , walnut forest, moss on limestone cliffs. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

• 31°06′N, 07°55′W; 2,300–2,500 m asl: Tadla-Azilal Region, path to the Jebel Toubkal , scattered tussock vegetation, moss on basalt and mica slate. Ramløv & Kristensen (1985)GoogleMaps 

Republic of South Africa:

• 23°50′S, 29°59′E; 1,450 m asl: N Transvaal [Limpopo Province], Woodbush [ Woodbush Forest Reserve]. Murray (1913)GoogleMaps 

• 26°03′S, 27°49′E; 1,500 m asl: Gauteng Province, NE Usumbara. Richters (1911)GoogleMaps 

• 29°44′S, 22°44′E: Undefined locality, Cape Colony [Cape Province]. Murray (1907a, 1913) ( Marcus 1928)

Tanzania:

• 03°07′S, 37°21′E; ca. 4,000 m asl: Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro National Park, Barranco trail, above tree line, slow running ice covered brooklet, pH 5.5, water temperature 5°C, benthos sampleGoogleMaps  . Van Rompu et al. (1991a) 

Tunisia:

• 36°46′N, 08°41′E; 700 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, surroundings of Ain Draham , moss and lichen on tree ( QueRcus  saubeR). Iharos (1978)GoogleMaps 

Uganda:

• 01°22′N, 32°17′E: Undefined locality. Murray (1907b, 1913)

Record numbers. Angola: 1, Cameroon: 1, Ethiopia: 1, Israel: 1, Kenya: 1, Morocco: 3, Republic of South Africa: 3, Tanzania: 1, Tunisia: 1, Uganda: 1; total: 14.

Remarks. There is confusion with some early records of Echiniscus arctomys  (e.g. Murray 1907a, b; Richters 1908), which were identified as in error by Richters (1911), corrected to Echiniscus suillus  and in Marcus (1928) to Pseudechiniscus suillus  . The suillus  species complex (see: Fontoura & Morais 2011) was originally described from Europe ( Ehrenberg, 1853), and requires a re-description. Other species within this complex (e.g. P. facettalis  and P. santomensis Fontoura, Pilato & Lisi, 2010  ) have been described from the African continent and neighbouring islands, though some descriptions (e.g. Pardi 1941) do not conform to the more standard definition of P. suillus  . The presence of P. suillus  sensu stricto (in Africa) requires confirmation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Heterotardigrada

Order

Echiniscoidea

Family

Echiniscidae

Genus

Pseudechiniscus

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Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ehrenberg, 1853 )

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Pseudechiniscus suillus (Ehr.)

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P. suillus (Ehrbg.)

Kaczmarek 2017

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Pseudechiniscus suillus (Ehrbg.)

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Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ehrenberg) 1853

Kaczmarek 2017

2017
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Pseudechiniscus suillus (Ehrbg)

Kaczmarek 2017

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Pseudechiniscus suillus ( Ramløv & Kristensen 1985 )

Ramlov & Kristensen 1985

1985
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Pseudechiniscus suillus (

Iharos 1969

1969
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Pseudechiniscus suillus

(Ehrenbg.) Marcus 1928

1928
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Echiniscus suillus Ehrenberg. ( Richters 1911 )

Ehrenberg. (Richters 1911

1911
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Pseudechiniscus suillus

Ehrenberg 1853

1853
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Pseudechiniscus suillus Ehrbg.

Ehrenberg 1853

1853