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  Family Milnesiidae

Genus Milnesium

    Species M. tardigradum -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. alabamae
    Species M. almatyense
    Species M. antarcticum
    Species M. asiaticum
    Species M. beasleyi
    Species M. brachyungue
    Species M. dujiangensis
    Species M. eurystomum
    Species M. granulatum
    Species M. jacobi
    Species M. katarzynae
    Species M. krzysztofi
    Species M. longiungue
    Species M. reductum
    Species M. reticulatum
    Species M. swolenskyi
    Species M. tetralamellatum
    Species M. zsalakoae

Taxon Information

The Genus Milnesium 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

  • Milnesium, [North America] (Nelson et al., 2010).
  • Milnesium, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Milnesium, [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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