Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 67–68 | Cite as

Two newly recorded species of the genus Itaquascon (Tardigrada; Hypsibiidae) from China

  • Yi-ting Wang
  • Li-zhi Wang
Species Report


This paper reports two newly recorded species, Itaquascon placophorum Maucci, 1972 and Itaquascon umbellinae Barros, 1939, of the genus Itaquascon (Tardigrada; Hypsibiidae) from China in the first time. The specimens of Itaquascon placophorum were collected from Tsinling Mountains (33°28′N, 108°29′E) at 2,040 m above the sea level and those of Itaquascon umbellinae from Taibai Mt. (34°21′N, 107°39′E) at 1,500 m above the sea level. All specimens are deposited at the College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, China.


tardigrada taxonomy new record China 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life SciencesShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Life SciencesShaanxi Institute of EducationXi’anP. R. China

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