Mesotardigrada

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Mesotardigrada
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Tardigrada
Class: Mesotardigrada
Order: Thermozodia
Family: Thermozodiidae
Genus: Thermozodium
Species:
T. esakii
Binomial name
Thermozodium esakii
Rahm, 1937[1][2]

The class Mesotardigrada[3][4] has only one species, Thermozodium esakii.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] The animal has six claws of equal length at each foot; this species was recorded in 1937 by Rahm from a hot spring near Nagasaki in Japan. Unfortunately, the locus typicus has been destroyed by an earthquake and subsequent searches for specimens have been unsuccessful; the type specimen has also been lost, so the status of this class is considered dubious.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thermozodium esakii". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ Nomenclator Zoologicus Record Detail. Ubio.org. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ "ION: Index to Organism Names". Organismnames.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  4. ^ Namebank Record Detail. Ubio.org (8 August 2003). Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ "ION: Index to Organism Names". Organismnames.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  6. ^ "ION: Index to Organism Names". Organismnames.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  7. ^ Data Use Agreement – GBIF Portal. Data.gbif.org (22 February 2007). Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
  8. ^ 2010 Annual Checklist :: Species details. Catalogue of Life (28 November 2006). Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
  9. ^ 2010 Annual Checklist :: Literature references. Catalogue of Life. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
  10. ^ "micro*scope – version 6.0 – March, 2006". Starcentral.mbl.edu. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  11. ^ Thermozodium esakii – Encyclopedia of Life. EOL. Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
  12. ^ Namebank Record Detail. Ubio.org (8 August 2003). Retrieved on 17 October 2011.
  13. ^ Nelson, Diane R. (2002). "Current Status of the Tardigrada: Evolution and Ecology". Integrative and Comparative Biology. 42 (3): 652–659. doi:10.1093/icb/42.3.652. PMID 21708761.

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