Echiniscus testudo (Doyére)

Li, Xiaochen, 2007, Tardigrades from the Tsinling Mountains, central China with descriptions of two new species of Echiniscidae (Tardigrada), Journal of Natural History 41 (41 - 44), pp. 2719-2739: 2725

publication ID 10.1080/00222930701711046

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Echiniscus testudo (Doyére)


Echiniscus testudo (Doyére)  

Material examined

Fifteen specimens were collected from Mount Taibai.


This species was reported as a new record for China from Hebei Province and Guangdong Province ( Pilato 1974). It was subsequently reported from Sechuan Province ( Beasley et al. 2006). My specimens fit the description of this species ( Ramazzotti and Maucci 1983; Dastych 1988). It has never been reported from the Tsinling Mountains.