Minibiotus furcatus ( Ehrenberg, 1859 )

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 52

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scientific name

Minibiotus furcatus ( Ehrenberg, 1859 )
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sensu lato

151. Minibiotus furcatus ( Ehrenberg, 1859)   sensu lato [T]

MacRobiotus   fuRcatus   Ehrbg. ( Marcus 1933)

MacRobiotus   fuRcatus   Ehrenberg 1858 (da Cunha & do Nascimento 1964) Terra typica   : Switzerland (Europe)

Angola:

• 07°25′S, 15°06′E; 850 m asl: Uíge Province, Mahondo , lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964) GoogleMaps  

• 07°47′S, 15°01′E; 650 m asl: Uíge Province, near Carmona [Uíge], Estate at Pumba Loge, lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964)

• 14°55′S, 13°30′E; 1,750 m asl: Huíla Province, surroundings of Sá da Bandeira [Lubango], mosses and lichens. da Cunha & do Nascimento (1964) GoogleMaps  

Namibia:

• 21°24′S, 17°14′E; 1,600 m asl [1,450 m asl]: Otjozondjupa Region, Otjiwarongo between Windhoek and Waterberg. Marcus (1933)

Record numbers. Angola: 3, Namibia: 1; total: 4.

Remarks. This largely Holarctic species ( McInnes 1994) was re-described by Binda & Pilato (1992). With the recognised species Minibiotus ethelae   in South Africa we believe the presence of furcatus   in Africa needs confirmation.