Quisarctus yasumurai gen. Et sp. Nov. (Arthrotardigrada: Halechiniscidae) from a submarine cave, off Iejima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

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Abstract

Quisarctus yasumurai gen. et sp. nov. (Arthrotardigrada: Halechiniscidae) is described from the submarine cave 'Daido-kutsu', off Iejima, Okinawa Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. It is characterised by a cylindrical body, long primary clava and shorter lateral cirrus inserted on a common cirrophore, and simple digits of unequal lengths (without folds, peduncles, proximal pads, pretarsi, or wrinkles) that terminate in a sheathed, small, crescent-shaped claw with a minute calcar. Qui-sarctinae subfam. nov. is erected for this unique new genus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalZootaxa
Volume3948
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 20
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heterotardigrada
  • Marine
  • Meiobenthos
  • Phylogeny
  • Quisarctinae subfam. nov.
  • Tardigrada
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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