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Echiniscus spinuloides  Murray, 1907
Taxonomic Serial No.: 711214

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Testechiniscus spinuloides (Murray, 1907)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - subsequent name/combination   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Durante Pasa, Maria Vittoria, and Walter Maucci / Higgins, Robert P., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1975   
  Article/Chapter Title: Tardigradi muscicoli dell'Istria con descrizione di due specie nuove   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Memorie dell'Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia Dott. Marco de Marchi, vol. 32 suppl.: International Symposium on Tardigrades, Pallanza, Italy, June 17-19, 1974   
  Page(s): 69-91   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Echiniscus spinuloides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kristensen, Reinhardt Møbjerg / Bertolani, Roberto, ed.   
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Generic revision of the Echiniscidae (Heterotardigrada), with a discussion of the origin of the family   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Biology of Tardigrades: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Tardigrada, Modena, September 3-5, 1985   
  Page(s): 261-335   
  Publisher: MUCCHI   
  Publication Place: Modena, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 88-7000-108-3   
  Reference for: Echiniscus spinuloides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Marcus, E.   
  Publication Date: 1936   
  Article/Chapter Title: Tardigrada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Das Tierreich, 66   
  Page(s): xvii + 340   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Echiniscus spinuloides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Murray, James   
  Publication Date: 1911   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scottish Tardigrada: A Review of our Present Knowledge   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Annals of Scottish Natural History, no. 78   
  Page(s): 88-95   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Echiniscus spinuloides   

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



  Comment: Murray (1911) notes, "Originally described in 1907 [by himself] as a variety of E. spitsbergensis, Scourfield, I am now satisfied that the differences are too great to allow the two forms [spitsbergensis and spinuloides] to be united," and lists it as "Echiniscus spinuloides, sp.n." Under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999), this appears to be an unnecessary re-naming of the same taxon (with the same epithet). The prior name appears to stand (now as a species), so the correct authorship should be from 1907, not 1911  



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