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An integrative description of Pilatobius nuominensis sp. nov. (Tardigrada: Hypsibiidae) from China

College of Life Sciences, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, 150040, Heilongjiang, China. Heilongjiang Provincial Natural Resources Rights and Interests Investigation and Monitoring Institute, China
College of Wildlife and Protected Area, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, 150040, Heilongjiang, China
College of Life Sciences, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, 150040, Heilongjiang, China
College of Life Sciences, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, 150040, Heilongjiang, China
School of Material Science and Engineering, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, 621010, Sichuan, China
Tardigrada 18S rRNA 28S rRNA COI Hypsibiidae Pilatobiinae Pilatobius nuominensis sp. nov.


A newly identified tardigrade species from China, Pilatobius nuominensis sp. nov., belongs to the group of species with cuticle of the dorsal and lateral caudal region with evident irregular polygonal sculpture. Nucleotide sequences of two nuclear (18S rRNA, 28S rRNA) and one mitochondrial (COI) DNA fragments of the new species are provided, which allows an independent verification of the taxonomic status of the new species. This is the first record of the genus Pilatobius in the Great Hinggan Mountains.



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