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1 August 2012 Tardigrades of North America: further description of the genus Multipseudechiniscus Schulte & Miller, 2011 (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscoidea: Echiniscidae) from California
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This article contributes the descriptive detail for Multipseudechiniscus Schulte & Miller, 2011, a new genus in the family Echiniscidae named but incompletely described in the recent publication of a poster abstract. Multipseudechiniscus was separated from Pseudechiniscus based on the presence of paired pseudosegmental plates on each trunk segment; a long, flexible pharyngeal tube; and large spurs on the internal claws. The type species, Pseudechiniscus raneyi (Grigarick, Mihelćić, & Schuster, 1964) is re-described. The new genus has been collected only in California, Oregon, and Montana, U.S.A. and appears to have a regional distribution.

William R. Miller, Rachael Schulte, and Carl Johansson "Tardigrades of North America: further description of the genus Multipseudechiniscus Schulte & Miller, 2011 (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscoidea: Echiniscidae) from California," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(2), 153-164, (1 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.2988/11-30.1
Published: 1 August 2012
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