Tardigrades from northwestern Patagonia (Neuquén Province, Argentina) with the description of three new species

  title={Tardigrades from northwestern Patagonia (Neuqu{\'e}n Province, Argentina) with the description of three new species},
  author={G. Rossi and M. Claps and Diego Mart{\'i}n Ardohain},
Fifteen moss and lichen samples collected in localities of the Neuquen province, Argentina, contained tardigrades and their eggs. Eighteen species were found, three being new to science: Macrobiotus neuquensis sp. nov., Macrobiotus tehuelchensis sp. nov., and Minibiotus claxtonae sp. nov. Macrobiotus neuquensis sp. nov. can be differentiated from the other species of the harmsworthi group by the presence of a cuticular bar and a refractile zone in the first three pairs of legs. Also the… Expand
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