Macrobiotus occidentalis Murray

Li, Xiaochen, 2007, Tardigrades from the Tsinling Mountains, central China with descriptions of two new species of Echiniscidae (Tardigrada), Journal of Natural History 41 (41 - 44), pp. 2719-2739: 2731

publication ID 10.1080/00222930701711046

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Macrobiotus occidentalis Murray


Macrobiotus occidentalis Murray  

Material examined

Eight specimens were collected from Ningshan County, five specimens from Mount Taibai   .


This species was reported as a new record for China from Beijing Municipality and Hebei Province (Rahm 1936–1937b, 1937). It was subsequently collected from Yunnan Province ( Beasley and Cleveland 1996). My specimens fit the description of this species ( Ramazzotti and Maucci 1983; Dastych 1988). It has never been reported from the Tsinling Mountains.