Parachela (Schuster)

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Parachela (Schuster)


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Tardigrada
Classis: Eutardigrada
Ordo: Parachela
Superfamiliae (5): Eohypsibioidea - Hypsibioidea - Isohypsibioidea - Macrobiotoidea

Familia incertae subfamiliae: Beornidae – Necopinatidae

Genus incertae familiae: Apodibius

Overview of familiae[edit]

Calohypsibiidae - Eohypsibiidae - Hypsibiidae - Isohypsibiidae - Macrobiotidae - Microhypsibiidae - Murrayidae - Necopinatidae - Ramazzottidae - †Beornidae


  • Guidetti, R. and Bertolani, R., 2005. Tardigrade taxonomy: an updated check list of the taxa and a list of characters for their identification. Zootaxa, issue 845: 1–46.
  • Marley, N.J.; McInnes, S.J.; Sands, C.J. 2011: Phylum Tardigrada: A re-evaluation of the Parachela. Zootaxa, 2819: 51–64. Preview PDF
  • 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]