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Integrative Descriptions of Two New Mesobiotus Species (Tardigrada, Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae) from Vietnam †

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Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sławkowska 17, 31-016 Kraków, Poland
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Department of Invertebrate Evolution, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:6ABF8C3D-FDD1-4DE0-88C8-54F49E21EFB4 (Mesobiotus imperialis sp. nov.); urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:26C5E830-9A84-4019-B3A4-301339FE3220 (Mesobiotus marmoreus sp. nov).
Academic Editor: Michael Wink
Diversity 2021, 13(11), 605; https://doi.org/10.3390/d13110605
Received: 2 November 2021 / Revised: 15 November 2021 / Accepted: 16 November 2021 / Published: 21 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2021 Feature Papers by Diversity’s Editorial Board Members)
To date, 34 tardigrade taxa have been recorded from Vietnam and this includes only two macrobiotid species belonging to the genus Mesobiotus. In this paper, two additional species of this genus, one of the M. harmsworthi group and one of the M. furciger group, are reported and described as new for science (Mesobiotus imperialis sp. nov., Mesobiotus marmoreus sp. nov.). Both descriptions have an integrative character providing detailed morphological and morphometric data collected by phase contrast and scanning electron microscopy that are linked to genetic data. The latter constitute DNA sequences of molecular markers that are commonly used in tardigrade taxonomy. The genus phylogeny is also provided, elucidating the phylogenetic position of the newly discovered taxa. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mesobiotus harmsworthi group; Mesobiotus furciger group; morphogroup; new species; tardigrades; taxonomy; phylogeny Mesobiotus harmsworthi group; Mesobiotus furciger group; morphogroup; new species; tardigrades; taxonomy; phylogeny
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Stec, D. Integrative Descriptions of Two New Mesobiotus Species (Tardigrada, Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae) from Vietnam. Diversity 2021, 13, 605. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13110605

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Stec, Daniel. 2021. "Integrative Descriptions of Two New Mesobiotus Species (Tardigrada, Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae) from Vietnam" Diversity 13, no. 11: 605. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13110605

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