Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 87–90 | Cite as

Three newly recorded species of the genus Diphascon (Tardigrada; Hypsibiidae) from China

  • Li-zhi Wang
Species Report


This paper reports three newly recorded species, Diphascon modestum Binda, Pilato and Dastych, 1984, Diphascon nobilei Binda, 1969, and Diphascon triodon Maucci, 1996, of the genus Diphascon (Tardigrada; Hypsibiidae) from China. Five specimens of Diphascon modestum were collected from Taibai Mt. (34°18′N, 107°42tpE) at 2,500 m above the sea level (a.s.l.), two specimens of Diphascon nobilei were collected from Tonggu County, Jiangxi Province (28°31’N, 114°26′E) at 900 m a.s.l, and one specimen of Diphascon triodon was collected from Linzhi County, Tibet (29°40′N, 94°23′E) at 3,500 m a.s.l. All specimens are deposited at the College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, China. A key to the Chinese species of Diphascon was also given.


Diphascon modestum Diphascon nobilei Diphascon triodon new record taxonomy tardigrada 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life SciencesShaanxi Normal UniversityXian, ShaanxiP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Life SciencesShaanxi Institute of EducationXian, ShaanxiP. R. China

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