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  Subfamily Chaetonotinae

Genus Polymerurus

    Species P. striatus? -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. callosus -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. nodicaudus -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. rhomboides -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. andreae
    Species P. biroi
    Species P. corumbensis
    Species P. elongatus
    Species P. entzii
    Species P. hystrix
    Species P. macrurus
    Species P. magnus
    Species P. nodifurca
    Species P. paraelongatum
    Species P. serraticaudus
    Species P. squamofurcatus

Taxon Information

The Genus Polymerurus has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

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

Literature Records

  • Polymerurus, [North America] (Strayer et al., 2010).
  • Polymerurus, (Smith. D.G., 2001).
  • Polymerurus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Polymerurus, (Rossino, 1979).
  • Polymerurus, (Brunson, 1959).


  • Strayer, D.L., W.D. Hummon & R. Hochberg. 2010. Gastrotricha. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 163-172.
  • Smith. D.G. 2001. Gastrotricha. Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 117-128.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Rossino, G. 1979. Gastrotricha of Kettle Moraine State Park. M.S. Thesis, Loyola University, Chicago. 70 pp.
  • Brunson, R.B. 1959. Gastrotricha. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 406-419.

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