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Title

Tardigrada from Arctic tundra (Spitsbergen) with description of Isohypsibius karenae sp. n. (Isohypsibiidae)

Journal title

Polish Polar Research

Yearbook

2013

Numer

No 4

Publication authors

Keywords

Arctic ; Hornsund ; Ariekammen ; Eutardigrada ; moss fauna ; taxonomy

Divisions of PAS

Nauki o Ziemi

Coverage

383-396

Abstract

Five species of Tardigrada were found in two moss samples collected from the Hornsund area (Ariekammen, Spitsbergen) including one new to science. The new species, Isohypsibius karenae sp. n., differs from the other similar congeners mainly by having a different type of cuticular sculpture, a different macroplacoid length sequence, by the presence of lunules and cuticular bars under claws as well as by some morphometric characters. The current study increases the number of Isohypsibius species known from Svalbard to thirteen.

Publisher

Polish Academy of Sciences ; Committee on Polar Research

Date

2013

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 0138-0338 ; eISSN 2081-8262

DOI

10.2478/popore−2013−0016

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