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Tardigrades of the Australian Antarctic: Hypsibius heardensis (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae: dujardini group) a new species from sub-Antarctic Heard Island

Miller, William R.; McInnes, Sandra J.; Bergstrom, Dana M.. 2005 Tardigrades of the Australian Antarctic: Hypsibius heardensis (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae: dujardini group) a new species from sub-Antarctic Heard Island. Zootaxa (1022). 57-64.

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Abstract/Summary

A new species, Hypsibius heardensis sp. nov. (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) is described from samples collected during the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) 1986-87 expedition to Heard Island, in the southern Indian Ocean. The new species belongs to the dujardini group and differs from similar species of Hypsibius by the absence of eyes, large apophyses, near equal macroplacoids, lack of a microplacoid, the presence of a small septulum, and cuticular bars near the base of all claws.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 1175-5326
Additional Keywords: Tardigrada, Hypsibius heardensis sp. nov., Heard Island, Antarctica, Description, Taxonomy
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Date made live: 10 Jan 2008 16:22
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1890

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