Echiniscoidea

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Echiniscoidea
Echiniscus L.png
Echiniscus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Tardigrada
Class: Heterotardigrada
Order: Echiniscoidea
Families

  Echiniscidae
  Carphaniidae
  Echiniscoididae
  Oreellidae

Echiniscoidea are an order of tardigrades, a phylum of water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals.[1][2] It was first described by Richters in 1926.[3]

List of families[edit]

The order of Echiniscoidea consists of the following families:[2]

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ a b Degma; Bertolani; Guidetti (30 June 2018). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species (2009-2018) (PDF). 34th Ed. University of Modena. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ Echiniscoidea, World Register of Marine Species