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Mesotardigrada

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Mesotardigrada
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Tardigrada
Class:Mesotardigrada
Family:Thermozodiidae
Genus:Thermozodium
Species:T. esakii
Binomial name
Thermozodium esakii
Rahm, 1937

The class Mesotardigrada has only one species, Thermozodium esakii. The animal has six claws of equal length at each foot. This species was recorded in 1937 by Rahm from a hot spring near Nagasaki in Japan. Unfortunately, the locus typicus has been destroyed by an earthquake. The type material has been lost also.

Reference http://www.itis.usda.gov
TSN: 155358

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