Paramacrobiotus areolatus ( Murray, 1907c )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 54

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scientific name

Paramacrobiotus areolatus ( Murray, 1907c )
status

sensu lato

156. Paramacrobiotus areolatus ( Murray, 1907c)   sensu lato [T]

MacRobiotus   aReolatus   Murray, 1907 (Binda 1984, Binda & Pilato 1987)

PaRamacRobiotus   cf. aReolatus   (Murray, 1907)? ( Gąsiorek et al. 2017)

Terra typica   : Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

Algeria:

• 36°40′N, 04°36′E; 1,400 m asl: Tizi Ouzou Province, Akfadou Forest. Binda & Pilato (1987) GoogleMaps  

Mozambique:

• 23°52′S, 35°23′E; 0 m asl: Inhambene Province , Inhambene, moss. Binda (1984) GoogleMaps  

Tunisia:

• 37°10'46''N, 10°15'11''E; 120 m asl: Bizerte Governorate, Raf Raf , forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°53'57''N, 10°18'19''E; 67 m asl: Tunis Governorate, Gammarth , rural, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°46'30''N, 08°44'23''E; 636 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°47'51''N, 08°52'24''E; 590 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°45'59''N, 08°47'52''E; 561 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°44'20''N, 08°43'43''E; 511 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°44'13''N, 08°40'59''E; 765 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°43'45''N, 08°44'11''E; 373 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°43'43''N, 08°40'50''E; 742 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°43'20''N, 08°40'58''E; 668 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°43'19''N, 08°43'30''E; 474 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°42'48''N, 08°43'30''E; 371 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

• 36°42'10''N, 08°40'46''E; 462 m asl: Jendouba Governorate, Beni M'tir, forest, moss on soil. Gąsiorek et al. (2017) GoogleMaps  

Record numbers. Algeria: 1, Mozambique: 1, Tunisia: 13; total: 15.

Remarks. The genus Paramacrobiotus   (until recently a species-group within Macrobiotus   ) has been divided into richtersi   and areolatus   (with and without macroplacoid, respectively) species groups. Paramacrobiotus areolatus   , once considered cosmopolitan ( McInnes 1994), is now recognised as the nominal species for a group of very similar taxa that require careful taxonomic examination of adults and egg morphology for correct identification. A few new (including African) species of the areolatus   group (e.g. Michalczyk & Kaczmarek 2006b, Degma et al. 2008, Kaczmarek et al. 2014b). Both Richters (1908) and Binda (1984) predate the taxonomic changes and failed to find eggs, essential for correct species identification. This, in conjunction with P. areolatus   being originally described from the Arctic, implies all African records should be treated with caution until relevant examples are re-examined or new African material is confirmed.