Ramazzottius cf. oberhaeuseri (Doyere, 1840)

Moreno, Antonio, Roszkowska, Milena, García, Mario Alberto, Flores, José Juan & Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2019, Current knowledge on Mexican tardigrades with a description of Milnesium cassandrae sp. nov. (Eutardigrada: Milnesiidae) and discussion on the taxonomic value of dorsal pseudoplates in the genus Milnesium Doyère, 1840, Zootaxa 4691 (5), pp. 501-524: 514

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Ramazzottius cf. oberhaeuseri


Ramazzottius cf. oberhaeuseri  

Terra typica: Germany (Europe).

Material examined: Two specimens and one egg: Arroyo Blanco (25°51′35.37′′N, 100°31′42.16′′W, ca. 873 m asl), 1 km SW of La Purisima, Garcia, Nuevo Leon. Mexico. Moss on tree, coll. Miguel Angel Gonzalez Botello, 1 February 2014. One specimen: Puerto El Gringo (25°23′11.38′′N, 100°12′08.10′′W, ca. 1684 m asl), La Botella , Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Moss on tree ( Quercus   sp.), coll. Mario Alberto Garcia Aranda, 17 January 2015 GoogleMaps   .

Comments: Our specimens correspond well with the characteristics mentioned by Pilato et al. (2013). McInnes (1994) mentioned that Ram. oberhaeuseri ( Doyère, 1840)   has a cosmopolitan distribution but Pilato et al. (2013) reported the need for a revision of the species. Stec et al. (2018), suggested that lack of data to complete the identification, should be indicated by reference as Ram. cf. oberhaeuseri   . In Mexico, it was reported in the States of Michoacán and Mexico ( Beasley 1972). This is the third record for Mexico and a new record for the State of Nuevo Leon.