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TARDIGRADA (waterbears)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Phylum)

EUTARDIGRADA Richters, 1926 (a class of waterbears) Class
PARACHELA Schuster, Nelson, Grigarick & Christenberry, 1980 (an order of waterbears) Order
HYPSIBIIDAE Pilato, 1969 (a family of waterbears) Family
Unidentified Hypsibiidae (Unidentified Hypsibiid Waterbears) Unidentified
MACROBIOTIDAE Thulin, 1928 (a family of waterbears) Family
Macrobiotus hufelandi Schultze, 1834 (a waterbear) Species
Unidentified Tardigrada (Unidentified Waterbears) Unidentified

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Brauer, A., 1909 Araneae, Acarina und Tardigrada
Cuénot, L., 1932 Tardigrades
Morgan, C.I. & King, P.E., 1976 British Tardigrades


European Limnofauna: European Limnofauna


Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1990 The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and north-west Europe

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 3 general literature references to TARDIGRADA (waterbears)

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BioInfo BioInfo ( has 8 feeding and other relationships of TARDIGRADA (waterbears)

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