Wednesday, February 28, 2018,
Dana / 002 Meeting Room

The fate of Macrobiotus americanus
Emma Perry, Professor of Marine Biology, Unity College
February 28, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 presentation

The first tardigrade documented in the Americas was obtained from New Gloucester, Maine in the Nineteenth Century. However, a series of mistakes in the literature were combined with a poor initial description of this tardigrade. Recent sampling of the original location identified several candidate species, however the data were not conclusive. Macrobiotus americanus may thus fade into obscurity sadly.


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