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  Order Echiniscoidea

Family Echiniscidae (+ Scutechiniscidae)

    Genus Echiniscus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Pseudechiniscus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Bryodelphax -- North America.
    Genus Cornechiniscus -- North America.
    Genus Hypechiniscus -- North America.
    Genus Novechiniscus -- North America.
    Genus Parechiniscus -- North America.
    Genus Testechiniscus -- North America.
    Genus Antechiniscus
    Genus Bryochoerus
    Genus Gutterpseudechiniscus
    Genus Mopsechiniscus
    Genus Multipseudechiniscus
    Genus Proechiniscus

Taxon Information

The Family Echiniscidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Echiniscidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 229 species in 12 genera worldwide, 55 Nearctic species in 9 genera] (Garey et al., 2008).
  • Scutechiniscidae, (Marcus, 1959).


  • Garey, J.R., S.J. McInnes & P.B. Nichols. 2008. Global diversity of tardigrades (Tardigrada) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 101-106. [Available online]
  • Marcus, E. 1959. Tardigrada. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 508-521.

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