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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBatillipes bullacaudatus McGinty & Higgins, 1968

136662  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136662)

accepted
Species
marine
McGinty, M. M.; Higgins, R. P. (1968). Ontogenetic Variation of Taxonomic Characters of Two Marine Tardigrades with the Description of Batillipes bullacaudatus n. sp. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society. 87(2): 252., available online at https://doi.org/10.2307/3224449 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  USNM MM-45a, locality Sandy Point (Sandy...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM MM-45a, locality Sandy Point (Sandy Point (Indian Field Creek), York River, 2.83 km 15' of Yorktown, Virginia off Colonial Parkway, medium to coarse sand and shell beach; mid- to high tide, 0-20 cm depth.) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Chesapeake Bay  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Chesapeake Bay [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is known mostly from the North...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is known mostly from the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The two records
from the Atlantic coast of the UK and one uncertain record from the North Sea (based on a larval specimen and
reported as cf.) need to be confirmed, as early development stages and adults of Batillipes species are very
similar and a large intraspecific variability has also been observed in this genus (see remarks for B. gilmartini).
This species has been found mainly in sand (to a depth of 80 cm) in the intertidal zone. [details]
van der Land, J. (2004). Batillipes bullacaudatus McGinty & Higgins, 1968. In: Guidetti, R.; McInnes, J. S.; Kristensen, M. R. (2017). World list of Tardigrada. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136662 on 2017-12-18

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original description McGinty, M. M.; Higgins, R. P. (1968). Ontogenetic Variation of Taxonomic Characters of Two Marine Tardigrades with the Description of Batillipes bullacaudatus n. sp. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society. 87(2): 252., available online at https://doi.org/10.2307/3224449 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tardigrada, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 236 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Degma, P.; Bertolani, R.; Guidetti, R. (2009-2016). Actual checklist of Tardigrada species. (Assessed 10/02/2017) pp. 46., available online at http://www.tardigrada.modena.unimo.it/miscellanea/Actual%20checklist%20of%20Tardigrada.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM MM-45a, locality Sandy Point (Sandy Point (Indian Field Creek), York River, 2.83 km 15' of Yorktown, Virginia off Colonial Parkway, medium to coarse sand and shell beach; mid- to high tide, 0-20 cm depth.) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParatype USNM 36511, locality Sandy Point [details]
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species is known mostly from the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The two records
from the Atlantic coast of the UK and one uncertain record from the North Sea (based on a larval specimen and
reported as cf.) need to be confirmed, as early development stages and adults of Batillipes species are very
similar and a large intraspecific variability has also been observed in this genus (see remarks for B. gilmartini).
This species has been found mainly in sand (to a depth of 80 cm) in the intertidal zone. [details]