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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: Halechiniscidae
Subfamiliae: DipodarctinaeEuclavarctinaeFlorarctinaeHalechiniscinaeOrzeliscinae – Quisarctinae – StyraconyxinaeTanarctinae


Halechiniscidae Thulin, 1928

Fujimoto, S. 2015. Quisarctus yasumurai gen. et sp. nov. (Arthrotardigrada: Halechiniscidae) from a submarine cave, off Iejima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Zootaxa 3948(1): 145–150. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3948.1.10. Preview (PDF), Full article (PDF). 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 845: 1–46. Abstract
Degma, P., Bertolani, R., Guidetti, R. 2011. Actual checklist of Tardigrada species (2009-2011, Ver. 16: 17–02-2011). [1]


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

The Halechiniscidae are a family of tardigrades.[1] The family was named and first described by Gustav Thulin in 1928.
Subfamilies and genera

They are divided into the following subfamilies and genera:[1]

Dipodarctinae Pollock, 1995
Dipodarctus Pollock, 1995
Euclavarctinae Renaud-Mornant, 1983
Clavarctus Renaud-Mornant, 1983
Euclavarctus Renaud-Mornant, 1975
Exoclavarctus Renaud-Mornant, 1983
Moebjergarctus Bussau, 1992
Parmursa Renaud-Mornant, 1984
Proclavarctus Renaud-Mornant, 1983
Florarctinae Renaud-Mornant, 1982
Florarctus Delamare Deboutteville & Renaud-Mornant, 1965
Ligiarctus Renaud-Mornant, 1982
Wingstrandarctus Kristensen, 1984
Halechiniscinae Thulin, 1928
Chrysoarctus Renaud-Mornant, 1984
Halechiniscus Richters, 1908
Orzeliscinae Schulz, 1963
Mutaparadoxipus Gross, Miller & Hochberg, 2014
Opydorscus Renaud-Mornant, 1989
Orzeliscus du Bois-Reymond Marcus, 1952
Paradoxipus Kristensen & Higgins, 1989
Quisarctinae Fujimoto, 2015
Quisarctus Fujimoto, 2015


Degma, Peter; Bertolani, Roberto; Guidetti, Roberto (30 June 2018). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species (2009-2018) (PDF). 34th Ed. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Retrieved 26 November 2018.

Further reading

Data related to Halechiniscidae at Wikispecies
Thulin, Über die Phylogenie und das System der Tardigraden (On the Phylogeny and the System of Tardigrade). Hereditas (1928), no. 2/3, p. 207-266

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