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1 September 2009 Tardigrades of North America: Milnesium alabamae nov. sp. (Eutardigrada: Apochela: Milnesiidae) a New Species from Alabama
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Milnesium alabamae nov. sp. is a new species of tardigrade described from Alabama, USA. This unique tardigrade of order Apochela and family Milnesiidae is characterized by its visibly punctuated cuticle, short, narrow buccal tube, and long primary branch of the claws without accessory points. The buccal tube appears to be only half the length of the signature species Milnesium tardigradum for animals of similar body length. The specimens add data to the questions of tardigrade distribution and evolution.
Mark Wallendorf and William R. Miller "Tardigrades of North America: Milnesium alabamae nov. sp. (Eutardigrada: Apochela: Milnesiidae) a New Species from Alabama," Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 112(4), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1660/062.112.0404
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