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  Family Echiniscidae

Genus Pseudechiniscus

    Species P. suillus -- North America.
    Species P. alberti
    Species P. asper
    Species P. bartkei
    Species P. beasleyi
    Species P. bidenticulatus
    Species P. bispinosus
    Species P. brevimontanus
    Species P. clavatus
    Species P. conifer
    Species P. dicrani
    Species P. distinctus
    Species P. facettalis
    Species P. goedeni
    Species P. gullii
    Species P. insolitus
    Species P. islandicus
    Species P. jiroveci
    Species P. juanitae
    Species P. jubatus
    Species P. megacephalus
    Species P. nataliae
    Species P. novaezeelandiae
    Species P. occultus
    Species P. papillosus
    Species P. pilatoi
    Species P. pseudoconifer
    Species P. pulcher
    Species P. quadrilobatus
    Species P. ramazzottii
    Species P. raneyi
    Species P. santomensis
    Species P. scorteccii
    Species P. shilinensis
    Species P. sinensis
    Species P. spinerectus
    Species P. transsylvanicus
    Species P. victor
    Species P. yunnanensis

Taxon Information

The Genus Pseudechiniscus 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

  • Pseudechiniscus, [North America] (Nelson et al., 2010).
  • Pseudechiniscus, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Pseudechiniscus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).


  • Nelson, D.R., R. Guidetti & L. Rebecchi. 2010. Tardigrada. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 455-484.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Tardigrada (Water bears). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 227-243.
  • 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.

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