Diphascon (Diphascon) granifer Greven 1972, Greven, 1972

Guil, Noemí, 2008, New records and within-species variability of Iberian tardigrades (Tardigrada), with comments on the species from the Echiniscus blumi-canadensis series, Zootaxa 1757, pp. 1-30: 17

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Diphascon (Diphascon) granifer Greven 1972


Diphascon (Diphascon) granifer Greven 1972  

Dorsal cuticle uniformly granulated in all 57 specimens found, from the head to the caudal region. Drop present between the buccal and pharyngeal tubes. Two rod-shaped long macroplacoids and septulum present within the pharyngeal bulb. We observed cuticle bars in the inner zone of the internal double-claws in the first three pair of legs and at the base on each claw of the hind legs, as in Guidetti & Bertolani (2001). Body size was 308 to 660 μm, mean 444 μm (SD 74). This species has been cited for Europe and Africa. This is the first record for the Iberian Peninsula ( Table 2 View TABLE 2 ). Diphascon (Diphascon) granifer   appeared at 15 of our sampling points (Table 3) and only in LF samples.