Pseudechiniscus Thulin, 1911

Wang, Lizhi, 2009, Tardigrades from the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau (China) with description of two new species in the genera Mixibius (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) and Pseudechiniscus (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae), Journal of Natural History 43 (41 - 42), pp. 2553-2570: 2556-2557

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Pseudechiniscus Thulin, 1911


Pseudechiniscus Thulin, 1911  

Pseudechiniscus juanitae De Barros, 1939  

Material examined

Three specimens were collected from Guizhou Province.


The specimens fit the description of this species ( Ramazzotti and Maucci 1983; Pilato and Lisi 2006), with the sculpture composed of rather large granules, greater in size on the pseudosegmental and terminal plates, extremely fine on the cephalic plate and on the cuticle between the plates. Two notches are present on the terminal plate. Except for cirrus A, it lacks all lateral and dorsal appendices. Legs short, claws without spurs. This species is a new record for China. Its type locality is in Brazil.