Murrayon dianeae ( Kristensen, 1982 ), Kristensen, 1982

Kaczmarek, Łukasz, 2017, Annotated zoogeography of non-marine Tardigrada. Part IV: Africa, Zootaxa 4284 (1), pp. 1-74: 60

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Murrayon dianeae ( Kristensen, 1982 )
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168. Murrayon dianeae ( Kristensen, 1982)   [F]

MacRobiotus dianeae Kristensen, 1980   ( Van Rompu et al. 1991a)

TeRRa typica   : Greenland (Arctic)

Tanzania:

• 03°06′S, 37°25′E; ca. 4,250 m asl: Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kibo trail, below saddle between Kibo and Horombo, above tree line, alpine meadow, dense vegetation, stagnant water (swamp), benthos sample GoogleMaps   . Van Rompu et al. (1991a)  

• 03°07′S, 37°21′E; ca. 4,000 m asl: Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro National Park, Barranco trail, above tree line, slow running ice covered brooklet, benthos sample GoogleMaps   . Van Rompu et al. (1991a)  

Record numbers. Tanzania: 2; total: 2.

Remarks. The African records of this species, all of which lack details of egg structure, appear anomalous alongside the mainly Arctic and sub-Arctic localities in Greenland ( McInnes 1994) and Canada ( Collins & Bateman 2001, Van Rompu et al. 1991b, 2000), and require confirmation.