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Tardigrada

(taxonomy) 1 (formerly) sloths; (now) Bradypodidae.a group of small, transparent 8-limbed ARTHROPODS often classified as ARACHNIDS. Note that the name has been used to denote two different animal taxons.
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The ancient predator's eyes likely mirror the smaller and much simpler eyes of modern-day tardigrades and velvet worms, (http://www.
Tardigrades are as close to indestructible as it gets on Earth, but it is possible that there are other resilient species examples elsewhere in the universe.
Remember that story about the tardigrade genome being about 17% foreign DNA?
Four papers have been published on the terrestrial tardigrades of Georgia (Bernard 1977; Christenberry 1979; Christenberry and Mason 1979; Hinton and Meyer 2009).
Organisms native to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and certain animals, such as mites, nematodes, penguins, seals and tardigrades.
Tardigrades are a class of microorganisms found abundantly in nature in regions spanning most climatic zones and altitudes across our seven continents.
That included DNA from tardigrades, also known as water bears, the tiny creatures that look like one-eyed extraterrestrial grizzlies when seen under an electron microscope.
Protists, nematodes, rotifers, small crustaceans, tardigrades, gastrotrichs, turbellarians, oligochaetes, and insect larvae are regularly found from psammon habitats (Thane-Fenchel, 1968; Whitman and Clark, 1984; Schmid-Araya, 1998, Kotwicki et al.
Certain water-dwelling organisms, including hydra, planarian flatworms, tardigrades, and Turritopsis jellyfish, also pass the hundred-year mark with ease.
Effects of climate change on soil fauna; responses of Enchytraeids, Diptera larvae and tardigrades in a transplant experiment.
This paper contains the first record of tardigrades from these two islands.
Only nematodes, rotifers, and tardigrades are well known for their anhydrobiotic abilities and abundance in dry lichens and mosses.