Macrobiotus hufelandi Schultze

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

publication ID 10.1080/00222930701711046

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Macrobiotus hufelandi Schultze


Macrobiotus hufelandi Schultze  

Material examined

Twenty-four specimens were collected from Ningshan County, over 300 specimens from Mount Taibai   .


My specimens fit the redescription of this species ( Bertolani and Rebecchi 1993). This species was reported as a new record for China from Beijing Municipality and Hebei Province (Rahm 1936–1937a). It was subsequently collected from Guangdong Province ( Mathews 1937) and from Inner Mongolia and Hong Kong ( Pilato 1974). It has never been reported from the Tsinling Mountains.