A new genus and five new species of the subfamily Florarctinae (Tardigrada, Arthrotardigrada)

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A new genus Higginsarctus gen. nov. in the subfamily Florarctinae Renaud-Mornant, 1982 (Arthrotardigrada) is established on the basis of the type species H. signeae gen. et sp. nov. described from carbonated sand habitats from Faroe Bank, North Atlantic Ocean. Three other Atlantic species H. laurae gen. et sp. nov., H. martini gen. et sp. nov. and H. shintai gen. et sp. nov. are described from Dentalium sand, Roscoff, France and finally H. lassei gen. et sp. nov. is described from the deep sea in the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile. The recently described species Ligiarctus alatus Gomes-Júnior, E. Santos, da Rocha, P.J.P. Santos & Fontoura, 2018 is investigated and compared with the type species Ligiarctus eastwardi Renaud-Mornant, 1982. New and additional information to the original description of L. alatus is provided and this species is moved to Higginsarctus gen. nov. as H. alatus comb. nov.

TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Taxonomy
Sider (fra-til)149-184
Antal sider36
StatusUdgivet - 2021

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to P. Fontoura (Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal) for the loan of the type material of Higginsarctus alatus gen. et comb. nov., to MNHN for the loan of the type material of Ligiarctus eastwardi and to NHMD for the provision of work space and lab facilities and the reviewers who provided valuable comments to the manuscript. We also thank Stine Elle who skillfully prepared line drawing illustrations from our camera lucida drawings. J.G. Hansen was supported by the Carlsberg Foundation (grant numbers CF 2012_01_0127 and CF 15-0189). R.M. Kristensen was supported by the Carlsberg Foundation (grant numbers CF 2009_01_0053; CF 2012_01_0123 and CF 16-0236) and by the Danish Natural Science Research Council (grant number FNU 272-08-0576).

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