Diphascon (Diphascon) pingue Marcus 1936, Marcus, 1936

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: 18

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Diphascon (Diphascon) pingue Marcus 1936


Diphascon (Diphascon) pingue Marcus 1936  

Narrow buccal and pharyngeal tubes divided by the drop. Three rod-shaped macroplacoids, microplacoid and septulum present within the pharyngeal bulb. Macroplacoid length increasing from the first to the third one. Mean body size, among the 65 specimens collected, was 388 μm (SD 63), range 264 to 528 μm. The species has been cited for Europe, Asia, America and Antarctica ( Ramazzotti & Maucci 1983; McInnes 1994). In the Iberian Peninsula, it has been recorded for Spain ( Guil 2002). Diphascon (Diphascon) pingue   appeared at 18 of our sampling points (Table 3), LF and MR samples.