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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.889.1.1

A new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from Iberian Peninsula and Canary Islands (Spain)

NOEMÍ GUIL, ROBERTO GUIDETTI

Abstract


Minibiotus gumersindoi n. sp. is described. This species was collected on a granite mountain range in Sierra de Guadarrama (Bustarviejo valley, Embalse de la Jarosa and Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain) and on a volcanic island in Parque Natural Caldera de Taburiente (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain). This new species is characterized by a unique set of characters in the genus: the presence of large round pores in the body and a larger round pore at the distal part of each leg. New records of several known species, for Madrid, Canary Islands and/or the Iberian Peninsula are given.

Keywords


Tardigrada, Minibiotus gumersindoi n. sp., population variability, Canary Islands, Iberian Peninsula

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