Phylum Tardigrada: A re-evaluation of the Parachela

@article{Marley2011PhylumTA,
  title={Phylum Tardigrada: A re-evaluation of the Parachela},
  author={N. J. Marley and S. J. McInnes and C. Sands},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2011},
  volume={2819},
  pages={51-64}
}
We assessed the available morphological evidence to see if this corroborates the paraphyly in the Parachela (Tardigrada) as suggested by recent molecular data. [...] Key Method We reconcile molecular phylogenetics with alpha morphology, focusing on claw and apophysis for the insertion of the stylet muscles (AISM). We combine molecular and morphological evidence to define six new taxa within the Parachela Schuster et al 1980. These include two new families of Isohypsibiidae fam. nov. and Ramazzottidae fam. nov…Expand

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