Distribution and habitat


Tetraplodon mnioides distribution is circumpolar, and stretches as far north as the northern-most forests of the Arctic (Boreoarctic Montane).

It can be found

  • from Svalbard – an Arctic archipelago - south to Spain, Italy and central Europe
  • through Asia to the Russian Far East (Sakhalin), Japan, Borneo and New Guinea
  • also in N. America, Greenland, Colombia, Ecuador, southern S. America, Tanzania  


This moss lives on bones and dung.