Macrobiotus, C. A. S. Schultze, 1834

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: 2730

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Macrobiotus   cf. furciger Murray

Material examined

Eleven specimens were collected from Mount Taibai.


My specimens fit the description of this species ( Ramazzotti and Maucci 1983; Dastych 1988; McInnes 1995). Cuticle smooth. Colourless. Eyes present. Buccal tube rather wide. Pharynx with three macroplacoids of about equal length and a large microplacoid. Double claws of hufelandi   type. This species is a new record for China. Its type locality is in Southern Orkney, UK.