Milnesium cfr. tardigradum (Milnesiidae, Apochela, Tardigrada): a monitor of high altitude meiofauna on sub-Antarctic Marion Island

The meiofaunal tardigrades Milnesium cfr. tardigradum, Echiniscus sp., and Macrobiotus sp. were extracted from high altitude moss and volcanic scoria samples on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Gut contents of mounted Milnesium provided forensic evidence of a previously ignored diverse and abundant meiofauna including trophi of bdelloid rotifers, mouthparts and entire individuals of Diphascon sp. (Tardigrada).

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: McInnes, Sandra J., Chown, Steven L., Dartnall, Herbert J.G., Pugh, Philip J.A.

On this site: Sandra McInnes
Date:
1 January, 2001
Journal/Source:
Zoologischer Anzeiger / 240
Page(s):
461-465
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1078/0044-5231-00054