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Tardigrada

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Taxonomy
Tardigrada was named by Latham and Davies (1795). It is extant.

It was reranked as the suborder Tardigrada by Ameghino (1906); it was synonymized subjectively with Phyllophaga by McKenna and Bell (1997); it was reranked as the infraorder Tardigrada by De Iuliis and Cartelle (1999); it was reranked as the order Tardigrada by Villarroel (2000).

It was assigned to Quadripedes by Gray (1821); to Edentata by Ameghino (1885); to Anicanodonta by Ameghino (1906); to Pilosa by Gaudin (1995); to Xenarthra by De Iuliis and Cartelle (1999); to Xenarthra by Villarroel (2000); and to Xenarthra by De Los Arcos et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1795Tardigrada Latham and Davies
1821Tarigradae Gray p. 304
1885Tardigrada Ameghino p. 109
1906Tardigrada Ameghino p. 91
1995Tardigrada Gaudin
1999Tardigrada De Iuliis and Cartelle p. 500
2000Tardigrada Villarroel p. 118
2017Tardigrada De Los Arcos et al. p. 355

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Americatheria
Xenarthra()
infraorderPilosaFlower 1883
TardigradaLatham and Davies 1795
TardigradaLatham and Davies 1795

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available