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1 September 2014 Tardigrades of the Canopy: Doryphoribius elleneddiei nov. sp. (Eutardigrada, Parachela, Hypsibiidae), a New Species from Eastern Kansas, U.S.A.
Brandon J. Haefke, Anna I. Spiers, William R. Miller, Margret D. Lowman
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Abstract

A new species of the genus Doryphoribius of the phylum Tardigrada is described from eastern Kansas. Doryphoribius elleneddiei nov. sp. is a modest tardigrade (200–400 µm) without eyes but with three macroplacoids, polygonal tubercles on the cuticle, sixteen rows of dorso-lateral gibbosities and an additional gibbosity on legs IV. The species was recovered from moss habitat found in the canopy of walnut, cottonwood, and elm trees substrates more than 6 meters (20 feet) above the ground.

Brandon J. Haefke, Anna I. Spiers, William R. Miller, and Margret D. Lowman "Tardigrades of the Canopy: Doryphoribius elleneddiei nov. sp. (Eutardigrada, Parachela, Hypsibiidae), a New Species from Eastern Kansas, U.S.A.," Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 117(3-4), 299-304, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1660/062.117.0319
Published: 1 September 2014
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Doryphoribius
gibbosities
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