A new genus and five new species of the subfamily Florarctinae (Tardigrada, Arthrotardigrada)

  • A new genus Higginsarctus gen. nov. in the subfamily Florarctinae Renaud-Mornant, 1982 (Arthrotardigrada) is established on the basis of the type species H. signeae gen. et sp. nov. described from carbonated sand habitats from Faroe Bank, North Atlantic Ocean. Three other Atlantic species H. laurae gen. et sp. nov., H. martini gen. et sp. nov. and H. shintai gen. et sp. nov. are described from Dentalium sand, Roscoff, France and finally H. lassei gen. et sp. nov. is described from the deep sea in the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile. The recently described species Ligiarctus alatus Gomes-Júnior, E. Santos, da Rocha, P.J.P. Santos & Fontoura, 2018 is investigated and compared with the type species Ligiarctus eastwardi Renaud-Mornant, 1982. New and additional information to the original description of L. alatus is provided and this species is moved to Higginsarctus gen. nov. as H. alatus comb. nov.

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Author:Jesper G. Hansen, Reinhardt M. Kristensen
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-614969
DOI:https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.762.1461
ISSN:2118-9773
Parent Title (German):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (762:149-184)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2021/08/17
Date of first Publication:2021/08/17
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/08/26
Tag:Florarctinae; Higginsarctus gen. nov.; Ligiarctus; interstitial; marine subtidal tardigrades
Volume:2021
Issue:762
Page Number:36
First Page:149
Last Page:184
HeBIS-PPN:486527891
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Journal:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-257882
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0