Milnesium,

Tumanov, Denis V., 2006, Five new species of the genus Milnesium (Tardigrada, Eutardigrada, Milnesiidae), Zootaxa 1122, pp. 1-23: 22-23

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171737

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scientific name

Milnesium
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Key to the determination of recent species of the genus Milnesium  . (adult females)

1. Claws of all legs without main branches.................................. Milnesium dujiangensis 

­ Claws of all legs with main branches ........................................................................... 2

2. Cuticle reticulated 1 ...................................................................................................... 3

­ Cuticle smooth ............................................................................................................. 4

3. With gibbosities on dorsal surface and eyespots. Inner claws of all legs with basal spurs ..................................................................................................... Milnesium reticulatum 

­ Without gibbosities and eyespots. Claws of all legs without basal spurs ....................... ...................................................................................................... Milnesium katarzynae 

4. Buccal tube wide and short, with its diameter decreasing to the caudal end. Its diameter in the region of mouth opening exceed 30 µm ..................... Milnesium eurystomum 

­ Buccal tube cylindrical, with diameter lesser then 30 µm ............................................ 5

5. Without accessory points on main claw branches......................................................... 6

­ With accessory points on main claw branches.............................................................. 7

6. Outer claws without basal spurs; length ratio between complex base+secondary branch and basal spur of inner claws do not exceed 2.5 ................................................. .......................................................................................... Milnesium reductum  sp. nov.

­ All claws with basal spurs; length ratio between complex base+seconfary branch and basal spur not lesser then 3 .......................................... Milnesium longiungue  sp. nov.

7. Short claws; pt value for main claw branches in legs IV lesser then 40, pt value for complex base+secondary branch in legs IV lesser then 30 ...... Milnesium brachyungue 

­ Longer claws; pt value for main claw branches in legs IV larger then 40; pt value for complex base+secondary branch in legs IV larger then 30 ........................................... 8

8. Longer, more subtile claws; pt value for main claw branches in legs IV larger then 60 ....................................................................................................................................... 9

­ Shorter, more massive claws; pt value for main claw branches in legs IV lesser then 60 .................................................................................................................................... 10

9. Buccal tube length exceed 50 µm; length of the main claw branches in legs IV exceed 30 µm; with basal spurs on all claws ............................... Milnesium asiaticum  sp. nov.

­ Buccal tube length not exceed 42 µm (usually lesser then 40 µm); length of the main claw branches in legs IV not exceed 30 µm; outer claws on legs I –III and both claws on hind legs lacks basal spur ........................................ Milnesium almatyense  sp. nov.

10. Pt ss value more then 70 (70.7–75.9); with basal spurs on all claws .............................. ..................................................................................... Milnesium antarcticum  sp. nov.

­ Pt ss value lesser then 70 (usually 63–66); basal spurs of outer claws could be reduced .................................................................................................................................... 11

11. Four peribuccal lamellae; pt ss value 61.98–64.37 (according to Pilato & Binda 1991);

in the complex base+secondary branch apical points are almost equal in size............... .............................................................................................. Milnesium tetralamellatum  ­ Six peribuccal lamellae; pt ss value 62.7–67.7; in the complex base+secondary branch point a is distinctly smaller then point b ................................... Milnesium tardigradum