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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Tardigrada
Classis: Heterotardigrada
Ordo: Arthrotardigrada

Familia: Anisonychidae
Genus: Anisonyches
Species: A. bahamensis – A. deliquus – A. diakidius – A. eleutherensis – A. mauritianus

Anisonyches Pollock, 1975
Type species

Anisonyches diakidius Pollock, 1975


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Bartels, P.J., Fontoura, P. & Nelson, D.R. 2018. Marine tardigrades of the Bahamas with the description of two new species and updated keys to the species of Anisonyches and Archechiniscus. Zootaxa 4420(1): 43–70. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4420.1.3 Paywall Reference page.
Guidetti, R. and Bertolani, R., 2005. Tardigrade taxonomy: an updated check list of the taxa and a list of characters for their identification. Zootaxa, issue 845: 1–46. Abstract
Degma, P., Bertolani, R., Guidetti, R., 2010. Actual checklist of Tardigrada species (Ver. 12: 16–04-2010). [1]


Zicha, Ondřej et al. Anisonyches – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Anisonyches – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Anisonyches is a genus of tardigrades in the family Echiniscoididae.[1] The genus was first described and named by Leland W. Pollock in 1975. The genus name is a combination of the Greek aniso ("unequal") and onyches ("claws"), since Anisonyches have four claws each on the first three pairs of legs and three claws each on the fourth pair of legs.[2]

According to Degma, Bertolani et Guidetti (2018),[1] this genus includes three species:

Anisonyches deliquus Chang & Rho, 1998
Anisonyches diakidius Pollock, 1975
Anisonyches eleutherensis Bartels, Fontoura & Nelson, 2018
Anisonyches mauritianus Grimaldi de Zio, D'Addabbo Gallo, Morone De Lucia & Daddabbo, 1987


Degma; Bertolani; Guidetti (30 June 2018). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species (2009-2018) (PDF). 34th Ed. University of Modena. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
Pollock, L.W. (1975). "Observations on marine Heterotardigrada, including a new genus from the western Atlantic Ocean" (PDF). Cahiers de Biologie Marine. 16: 121–32.

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