Phylum Tardigrada

@article{Nelson2019PhylumT,
  title={Phylum Tardigrada},
  author={Diane R. Nelson and Roberto Guidetti and Lorena Rebecchi and Łukasz Kaczmarek and Sandra J. McInnes},
  journal={Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates},
  year={2019}
}

Tardigrades and oribatid mites in bryophytes from geothermally active lava fields (Krafla, Iceland) and the description of Pilatobius islandicus sp. nov. (Eutardigrada)

The tardigrades found in the study belonged to herbivores, microbivores and omnivores whereas the mites belonged to saprophages, which indicates complex trophic networks in geothermally active lava fields.

Some Tardigrades from Nepal (Asia) with Integrative Description of Macrobiotus wandae sp. nov. (Macrobiotidae: Hufelandi Group)

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Considerations on the claws of the Apochela and a novel detail of the bucco-pharyngeal apparatus of the genus Milnesium (Tardigrada: Apochela: Milnesiidae)

The present study indicates that the exact morphology of the discussed portion of the bucco-pharyngeal apparatus in Milnesium is still not well known, and the denomination of apochelan claws must be adapted to reflect it.

An overview of freshwater Tardigrada in Northern Western Ghats of India

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The known sexual reproductive behaviours of tardigrades are summarized and some unresolved questions herein are presented.

Temperature (latitude) and nutrient (seabird guano) effects on limno-terrestrial Tardigrada (Testechiniscus spitsbergensis and Pilatobius recamieri) body size

ABSTRACT Surveys of terrestrial microinvertebrate morphometry, especially spatial patterns of body size at wider geographical scales, including the polar regions, are very scarce. In this study, we

How long can tardigrades survive in the anhydrobiotic state? A search for tardigrade anhydrobiosis patterns

The results indicate that the longer the state of anhydrobiosis lasts, the more time the animals need to return to activity, which appears to be determined by the habitat rather than nutritional behavior of species sharing the same habitat type.

Extremely high abundances of Prasiola crispa-associated micrometazoans in East Antarctica

Samples of the multicellular terrestrial alga Prasiola crispa, collected over the last decade in different parts of continental East Antarctica and Haswell Island, found that the micrometazoans inhabiting the algae consist of remarkably abundant bdelloid rotifers (subclass Bdelloidea), followed by tardigrades.

An integrative redescription of Echiniscus quadrispinosus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902 (Heterotardigrada, Echiniscidae) from the terra typica in Taunus Mountain Range (Europe; Germany)

In the present study, we used an integrative taxonomy approach to redescribe a population of Echiniscus quadrispinosus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902 from the neotype locality in the Taunus Mountain
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