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Scientific classification

Marcus, 1927

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Arthrotardigrada are an order of tardigrades,[1][2] first described by Marcus in 1927. It consists of the following families:[3]


  1. ^ Justin Gerlach (2011). Crustacea, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Nemertea, Annelida, Rotifera and Tardigrada of the Seychelles Islands. Siri Scientific Press. pp. 78–. ISBN 978-0-9558636-9-1. The class Heterotardigrada includes two orders: Arthrotardigrada and Echiniscoidea. The Arthrotardigrada includes only marine species, that very often have also a medial cirrus in the head; legs may be digitate or not. In non-digitate legs ...
  2. ^ Jørgensen, Aslak; Faurby, Søren; Hansen, Jesper G.; Møbjerg, Nadja; Kristensen, Reinhardt M. (2010-03-01). "Molecular phylogeny of Arthrotardigrada (Tardigrada)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 54 (3): 1006–1015. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.10.006. PMID 19822216.
  3. ^ Degma, Peter; Bertolani, Roberto; Guidetti, Roberto (30 June 2018). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species (2009-2018) (PDF). 34th Ed. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ Møbjerg, Nadja; Jørgensen, Aslak; Kristensen, Reinhardt M. (March 2020). Ongoing revision of Echiniscoididae (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscoidea), with the description of a new interstitial species and genus with unique anal structures. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 188. pp. 663–680. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz122.CS1 maint: date and year (link)

Further reading[edit]

  • Marcus (1927), Zur Anatomie und Ökologie mariner Tardigraden. (On Anatomy and Oecology of Underwater Tardigrades) Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, vol. 53, p. 487–558.