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Testechiniscus spitzbergensis  (Scourfield, 1897)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 710532

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Echiniscus spitsbergensis Scourfield, 1897
    Echiniscus spitzbergensis Scourfield, 1897
    Testechiniscus spitsbergensis (Scourfield, 1897)
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - minimum standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumTardigrada  – tardigrades, water bears, tardigrades, tardígrado  
                ClassHeterotardigrada Marcus, 1927 – heterotardigrades  
                   OrderEchiniscoidea Marcus, 1927  
                      FamilyEchiniscidae Thulin, 1928  
                         GenusTestechiniscus Kristensen, 1987  
                            SpeciesTestechiniscus spitzbergensis (Scourfield, 1897)  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Guidetti, Roberto, and Roberto Bertolani  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Tardigrade taxonomy: an updated check list of the taxa and a list of characters for their identification   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, issue 845   
  Page(s): 1-46   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: Online edition ISSN is 1175-5334:   
  Reference for: Testechiniscus spitzbergensis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Maucci, Walter  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: Tardigrada of the Arctic tundra with descriptions of two new species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 116, nos. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 185-204   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0024-4082   
  Reference for: Testechiniscus spitzbergensis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Richters, F.  
  Publication Date: 1903   
  Article/Chapter Title: Nordische Tardigraden   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologischer Anzeiger, vol. 27, no. 5   
  Page(s): 168-172   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Testechiniscus spitzbergensis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Scourfield, D. J.  
  Publication Date: 1897   
  Article/Chapter Title: Contributions to the Non-Marine Fauna of Spitsbergen: Part I: Preliminary Notes, and Reports on the Rhizopoda, Tardigrada, Entomostraca, etc.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1987, Part III   
  Page(s): 784-792   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Testechiniscus spitzbergensis   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  



  Comment: The original spelling was given by Scourfield as "spitsbergensis," (and he consistently spelled the location "Spitsbergen" in that work) which is also the spelling used in many major tardigrade works. For some reason Guidetti & Bertolani (2005) have spelled it "spitzbergensis" (as did Richters, 1903, without comment). Further research may be needed to establish whether this modified spelling was intentional and permitted under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature  



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