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1 April 2015 Tardigrades of the Canopy: Doryphoribius gibber Beasley and Pilato, 1987 (Eutardigrada: Parachela: Hypsibiidae) New Records from Eastern Kansas, U.S.A.
Benjamin M. Chappell, Devin Parry, William R. Miller, Margret D. Lowman
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Abstract

The geographic distribution of tardigrade species across the planet is poorly known, and certainly incomplete. While some species appear to be cosmopolitan, published data still shows most species with spotty and disjointed distributions, due to the lack of detailed, expansive diversity studies. This report adds to the biogeography and habitat of Doryphoribius gibber Beasley and Pilato, 1987. Known previously only from ground level moss in Arkansas, U.S.A. and Chiapas, Mexico this species has now been found 290 km further north, in both moss and lichen habitats in the canopy of the deciduous forest of northeastern Kansas, U.S.A

Benjamin M. Chappell, Devin Parry, William R. Miller, and Margret D. Lowman "Tardigrades of the Canopy: Doryphoribius gibber Beasley and Pilato, 1987 (Eutardigrada: Parachela: Hypsibiidae) New Records from Eastern Kansas, U.S.A.," Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 118(1-2), 48-52, (1 April 2015). https://doi.org/10.1660/062.118.0106
Published: 1 April 2015
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biogeography
Canopy
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gibbosities
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