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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
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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