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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: Echiniscoidea
Familiae: Carphanidae - Echiniscidae - Echiniscoididae - Oreellidae


Echiniscoidea Marcus, 1927
cited sources

Marcus, E. and Bronn, H.G. (eds.), 1929. Tardigrada. Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs. viii + 608.

other references

Ramazzotti, G. and Maucci, W., 1983. Il Philum Tardigrada: III edizione riveduta e aggiornata. Memorie dell'Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia Dott. Marco de Marchi, vol. 41: 1–1012.
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


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

Echiniscoidea is an order of tardigrades, a phylum of water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals.[1][2] It was first described by Richters in 1926.[3]

The order Echiniscoidea consists of the following families:[2]

Carphaniidae Binda & Kristensen, 1986
Echiniscidae Thulin, 1928
Echiniscoididae Kristensen & Hallas, 1980
Oreellidae Ramazzotti, 1962


Justin Gerlach (2011). Crustacea, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Nemertea, Annelida, Rotifera and Tardigrada of the Seychelles Islands. Siri Scientific Press. pp. 78–. ISBN 978-0-9558636-9-1. "The class Heterotardigrada includes two orders: Arthrotardigrada and Echiniscoidea."
Degma; Bertolani; Guidetti (30 June 2018). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species (2009-2018) (PDF). 34th Ed. University of Modena. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
Echiniscoidea, World Register of Marine Species

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