Macrobiotus occidentalis Murray, 1910,

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 47-48

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4284.1.1

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scientific name

Macrobiotus occidentalis Murray, 1910
status

sensu lato

132. Macrobiotus occidentalis Murray, 1910  sensu lato [T]

MacRobiotus occidentalis J. Murray 1910  , MacRobiotus occidentalis J. Murray 1910  betschâRensis nov. var. ( Rahm 1936) MacRobiotus occidentalis J. Murray 1910  (da Cunha & do Nascimento 1964) Terra typica  : British Columbia ( Canada, North America)

Angola:

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

• 15°01′S, 13°22′E; 1,950 m asl: Huíla Province, Sá da Bandeira [Lubango], Boca da Humpata, lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)GoogleMaps 

Israel and Palestinian National Authority:

• 31°47′N, 35°15′E; 800 m asl: Judean Mountains, Jerusalem, Olives Mt., Pater Noster church, Russians tower, wall of church, moss ( SyntRichium sp.) or lichen ( XanthoRia  paRietina). Rahm (1936)GoogleMaps 

• 31°46′N, 35°13′E; 800 m asl: Undefined locality, “Betschar bei Kilometer 22”, moss (SyntRichium sp.) or lichen ( XanthoRia  paRietina). Rahm (1936)

Tanzania:

• 03°12′S, 37°31′E; ca. 2,500 m asl: Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro National Park, Maranda [Mandara] trail, tree line, benthos sample from riverGoogleMaps  . Van Rompu et al. (1991a) 

Record numbers. Angola: 2, Israel and Palestinian National Authority: 2, Tanzania: 1; total: 5.

Remarks. Macrobiotus occidentalis  sensu lato is largely Holarctic ( McInnes 1994), with a few southern hemisphere reports. The possibility of a species complex would indicate these African specimens should be reexamined.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Macrobiotidae

Genus

Macrobiotus

Loc

Macrobiotus occidentalis Murray, 1910

Kaczmarek, Łukasz 2017
2017
Loc

MacRobiotus occidentalis

J. Murray 1910
1910
Loc

MacRobiotus occidentalis

J. Murray 1910
1910
Loc

MacRobiotus occidentalis

J. Murray 1910
1910