Contributions to Zoology, 85 (2) – 2016

Experimental taxonomy exposes ontogenetic variability and elucidates the taxonomic value of claw configuration in Milnesium Doyère, 1840 (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada: Apochela)

Witold Morek1, Piotr Gąsiorek2, Daniel Stec3, Brian Blagden4, Łukasz Michalczyk5

1.  Department of Entomology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland.

2.  Department of Entomology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland

3.  Department of Entomology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland

4.  Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Inverdee House, Baxter Street, Aberdeen, AB11 9QA, United Kingdom

5.  Department of Entomology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland. E-mail: LM@tardigrada.net

Keywords: barcoding,diagnostic key,development tracking,in vitro culture,M. berladnicorum, M. variefidum sp. nov.