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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Tardigrada
Classis: Eutardigrada
Ordines (2): Apochela - Parachela


  • Pilato, G. 2013: The taxonomic value of the structures for the insertion of the stylet muscles in the Eutardigrada, and description of a new genus. Zootaxa 3721 (4): 365-378. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3721.4.4 reference page 
  • Pilato, G.; Binda, M.G. 2010: Definition of families, subfamilies, genera and subgenera of the Eutardigrada, and keys to their identification. Zootaxa, 2404: 1–54. Preview
  • Pilato, G.; Lisi, O. 2014: An exceptional event during the moulting process of an eutardigrade: two bucco-pharyngeal apparatuses present. Zootaxa 3802 (2): 297-299. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3802.2.11 reference page 
  • Schuster, R.O., Nelson, D.R., Grigarick, A.A., and Christenberry, D., 1980. Systematic Criteria of the Eutardigrada. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, vol. 99, no. 3: 284-303. [1]


  • Eutardigrada Taxon profile on BioLib
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Eutardigrada in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Eutardigrada Taxon details on Fauna Europaea