Tardigrades of South America: Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, Peru
- ISSN: 00445231
- DOI: 10.1078/0044-5231-00060
During July 1999, a study group from the University of Kansas visited the ancient Inca ruins in and around Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, Peru. They collected lichens and mosses from the rock walls around the ruins. The samples contained four genera and six species of tardigrades. No associational patterns and relationships were detected. A new species, Echiniscus ollantaytamboensis nov. sp. is described.