Tardigrade Biogeography

  • S. J. McInnesEmail author
  • P. J. A. Pugh
Part of the Zoological Monographs book series (ZM, volume 2)


We report on the history and the progress made towards understanding tardigrade biogeography. We have updated our data and provided new analyses of both limno-terrestrial and marine tardigrade faunas to show the limitations of the earlier techniques, demonstrated newer ideas and highlighted the regions requiring further study.



We thank Oliva Martin-Sanchez (BAS, Cambridge) for providing the maps for Figs. 4.1 and 4.4.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.British Antarctic SurveyCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of BiologyAnglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeUK

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