Tardigrade taxonomy: an updated check list of the taxa and a list of characters for their identification

Roberto Guidetti, Roberto Bertolani, Zootaxa

This Zootaxa journal article features an updated list of tardigrade taxa. This list is supplemented by a series of bibliographic references inherent in the synonymies and/or the amended diagnosis of the taxa occurred after 1983, and a list of the main characters used in the diagnosis of the species. These lists are not only aimed at the specialists studying this group, but also researchers interested in biodiversity and those who refer to this animal group. A subscription to Zootaxa may be required to view this article.

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Subject: Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Biosphere:Diversity, Microbiology, EvolutionKeywords: water bear, Tardigrada, systematics, check list, taxonomic criteria