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Mesotardigrada

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Tardigrada
Class: Mesotardigrada
Family
Thermozodiidae[?]

The class Mesotardigrada has only one species, Thermozodium esakii. The animal has six claws of equal lenght at each foot. This species had been recorded in 1937 by Rahm from a hot spring near nagasaki in japan. Unfortunately, the locus typicus has been destroyed by an earthquake. The type material is lost also.

Reference http://www.itis.usda.gov
TSN: 155358


external links: Tardigrade phylogenetics (http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~pbnichol/intro)



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