First data on the freshwater Tardigrada in India: a find of Pseudobiotus kathmanae in a small Himalayan lake

D.V. Tumanov

Abstract. A brief report on the tardigrade species Pseudobiotus kathmanae discovered in a small lake in Indian Himalayas is given, provided with morphometric data and photographs. Current state of knowledge of Indian fauna of Tardigrada is discussed, together with the discussion of the distribution of the freshwater genus Pseudobiotus.
Key words: zoogeography, distribution, Indian Hymalayas, freshwater, Tardigrada, Pseudobiotus kathmanae, new record

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2018, 27(2): 218–223  ▪  Published online 30 November 2018  ▪  Open full article  


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