Milnesium cfr. tardigradum (Milnesiidae, Apochela, tardigrada): A monitor of high altitude Meiofauna on sub-Antarctic Marion Island

Sandra J. McInnes*, Steven L. Chown, Herbert J G Dartnall, Philip J A Pugh

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Abstract

The meiofaunal tardigrades Milnesium cfr. tardigradum, Echiniscus sp., and Macrobiotus sp. were extracted from high altitude moss and volcanic scoria samples on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Gut contents of mounted Milnesium provided forensic evidence of a previously ignored diverse and abundant meiofauna including trophi of bdelloid rotifers, mouthparts and entire individuals of Diphascon sp. (Tardigrada).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-465
Number of pages5
JournalZoologischer Anzeiger
Volume240
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Eutardigrada
  • Feeding ecology
  • Gut contents
  • Rotifera

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