Tardigrada of ireland: a review of records and an updated checklist of species including a new addition to the irish fauna
Marley, Nigel J.
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DeMilio, Erica; Lawton, Colin; Marley, Nigel J. (2016). Tardigrada of ireland: a review of records and an updated checklist of species including a new addition to the irish fauna. ZooKeys (616), 77-101
The phylum Tardigrada was not recorded in Ireland until the Clare Island Survey of 1909-1911, with only rare subsequent reports on Irish tardigrade species. In recent decades, significant taxonomic revision has occurred within Tardigrada. This has resulted in the need for a review of all known historical records from Ireland and Northern Ireland in order to produce an updated checklist of valid taxa. The new checklist includes fifty-one tardigrade species and subspecies including a new addition to the Irish fauna reported herein, Echiniscus quadrispinosus quadrispinosus Richters, 1902 from Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.