Calohypsibius Thulin, 1928,

Gąsiorek, Piotr, Morek, Witold, Stec, Daniel, Blagden, Brian & Michalczyk, Łukasz, 2019, Revisiting Calohypsibiidae and Microhypsibiidae: Fractonotus Pilato, 1998 and its phylogenetic position within Isohypsibiidae (Eutardigrada: Parachela), Zoosystema 41 (6), pp. 71-89: 83

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2019v41a6

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3719567

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scientific name

Calohypsibius Thulin, 1928
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Genus Calohypsibius Thulin, 1928 

Calohypsibius Thulin, 1928: 238  .

DIAGNOSIS. — Same as for the family Calohypsibiidae  .

ETYMOLOGY ( NOT PROVIDED IN THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION). — After Schuster et al. (1980), from Ancient Greek κά^ος (kállos) = beauty; derivatives calli-, callo- mean beautiful, pretty. Thulin most likely wanted to highlight the cuticular sculpturing, which is exceptionally complex, rich and unusual among Eutardigrada  .

COMPOSITION AND REMARKS

Currently only three species, namely C. maliki Michalczyk & Kaczmarek, 2005  ( Fig. 4 BView FIG), C. ornatus ( Richters, 1900)  (type species; Figs 3 C, DView FIG, 4 AView FIG), and C. schusteri  Nelson & McGlothlin, 1996 ( Fig. 4 CView FIG), are ascribed to the family. Nevertheless, Bartoš (1940) already described the remarkable variability within European records of the ornatus  complex, which raises justifiable concerns as to whether C. ornatus  encompasses only a single species. Further, as suggested by Pilato (1998), it is very likely that the genus comprises many more species than currently recognised. However, a systematic integrative study based on extensive sampling is needed to verify this hypothesis.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Tardigrada

Class

Eutardigrada

Order

Parachela

Family

Calohypsibiidae

Loc

Calohypsibius Thulin, 1928

Gąsiorek, Piotr, Morek, Witold, Stec, Daniel, Blagden, Brian & Michalczyk, Łukasz 2019
2019
Loc

Calohypsibius

THULIN G. 1928: 238
1928