Styraconyxinae

Jørgensen, Aslak, Boesgaard, Tom M., Møbjerg, Nadja & Kristensen, Reinhardt M., 2014, The tardigrade fauna of Australian marine caves: With descriptions of nine new species of Arthrotardigrada, Zootaxa 3802 (4), pp. 401-443: 423

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3802.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CF479CC3-C014-460D-9C71-3A6C2AB2778B

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5691091

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F487B7-FFB1-FFEA-68CE-1C6ED37BA0F7

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Styraconyxinae
status

 

Subfamily Styraconyxinae   Kristensen & Renaud-Mornant, 1983

Diagnosis (emended from Kristensen & Higgins 1984): Halechiniscids with two or four peduncles on four digits; either internal peduncles absent or heart-shaped proximal pad present. Three to four hooks present on each claw, sometimes secondarily reduced to only one or two hooks. Claws can be retracted into membranous sheath. Secondary clavae normally reduced or lacking. Cirrus A [lateral cirrus] and Cirrus E similar; primary clavae and sense organs of the fourth leg also similar. The cuticle is variable but dorsal cuticular plates are never present.