Tardigrada


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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 genus Milnesium (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada: Milnesiidae) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina and Tennessee, U.S.A.), with the description of Milnesium bohleberi sp.
El phylum Tardigrada comprende dos clases validas, Heterotardigrada y Eutardigrada (NELSON, 2002).
Dominican Republic Tardigrada. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Tardigrades.
americanum (Xenarthra, Tardigrada) recuperados en la localidad de Manqui-Malal (departamento de Malargue, provincia de Mendoza), realizar inferencias paleobiologicas y paleoecologicas sobre la base de estudios de isotopos estables de [delta][sup.13]C, [delta][sup.15]N y [delta][sup.18]O tanto en colageno como apatita osea e informar la fecha radiocarbonica obtenida directamente sobre el especimen (fecha-taxon).
Because of their rounded bodies and awkward, ambling gait, they are colloquially known as "water bears" or "moss piglets." (Their formal name comes from tardigrada, Italian for "slow walker.") Tardigrades acquire much-needed fluids either by piercing the walls of plant cells and smaller organisms with tiny fanglike probes and sucking out the contents with their tubular mouths, or even swallowing microscopic animals whole.
FIRST RECORD OF WATER BEARS (PHYLUM TARDIGRADA) FROM SAINT MARTIN, LESSER ANTILLES, WEST INDIES
Astigmata, Oribatida, Poduromorpha and Sminthuridae among Collembola, Coleoptera, Diptera, Thysanoptera, and Tardigrada with abundances < 180 individuals/mesocosm).
Despite early recognition that tardigrades (phylum Tardigrada) are an integral part of the fauna of soil and leaf litter (Heinis, 1916; Mihelcic, 1949), these habitats have received less research focusing on tardigrades than has focused on cryptogams and freshwater.
First molecular evidence for the existence of a Tardigrada + Ar-thropoda clade.
I had done some preliminary work with two invertebrate models: water bears (Tardigrada) and pillbugs (Oniscoidea).