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Milnesium cfr. tardigradum (Milnesiidae, Apochela, Tardigrada): a monitor of high altitude meiofauna on sub-Antarctic Marion Island

McInnes, Sandra J.; Chown, Steven L.; Dartnall, Herbert J.G.; Pugh, Philip J.A.. 2001 Milnesium cfr. tardigradum (Milnesiidae, Apochela, Tardigrada): a monitor of high altitude meiofauna on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 240 (3-4). 461-465. 10.1078/0044-5231-00054

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Abstract/Summary

The meiofaunal tardigrades Milnesium cfr. tardigradum, Echiniscus sp., and Macrobiotus sp. were extracted from high altitude moss and volcanic scoria samples on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Gut contents of mounted Milnesium provided forensic evidence of a previously ignored diverse and abundant meiofauna including trophi of bdelloid rotifers, mouthparts and entire individuals of Diphascon sp. (Tardigrada).

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1078/0044-5231-00054
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 0044-5231
Additional Keywords: Eutardigrada, Feeding ecology, Rotifera, gut contents
Date made live: 19 Oct 2012 10:32
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/20060

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