Monograph of the Spathidiida (Ciliophora, Haptoria)

Monograph of the Spathidiida (Ciliophora, Haptoria) : Vol I: Protospathidiidae, Arcuospathidiidae, Apertospathulidae

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The present monograph carefully revises the taxonomy, nomenclature, and ecology of all nominal species of spathidiids and shows that spathidiid diversity has been greatly underestimated. Based on the reinvestigation of described species with modern methods and the first description of over 50 new species, the family Spathidiidae is split into four families and 20 genera. Each species is described and figured in detail. Two identification keys are provided.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 490 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 26.16mm | 1,930g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • X, 490 p.
  • 1402042108
  • 9781402042102

Table of contents

A General Section Morphology and Principal Terms Life Cycle Parasitism Collecting, Culturing, Observing and Staining of Spathidiid Ciliates B Systematic section How to Describe a Ciliate? Species/ Subspecies Concept How to Use the Monograph? Key to Families Family Protospathidiidae nov. fam. (14 species) Genus Edaphospathula nov. gen. (7 species) Genus Protospathidium (7 species) Family Arcuospathidiidae nov. fam. (27 species) Genus Arcuospathidium (13 species) Genus Cultellothrix (7 species) Genus Armatospathula nov. gen. (4 species) Genus Spathidiodes (3 species) Family Apertospathulidae (14 species) Genus Apertospathula (9 species) Genus Longispatha (2 species) Genus Rhinothrix (3 species) References Systematic Index Micrographs
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About Wilhelm Foissner

Prof. W. Foissner is Professor (Extraordinarius) of Zoology at Salzburg University. Since 1996 he has been President of German Society of Protozoologists. He has on his name over 500 publications, including about 300 peer-reviewed papers and 8 books (with together over 5000 pages), in international and national scientific journals, most about ciliates, but some on flagellates, naked and testate amoebae, and sporozoans. He is an invited speaker at many meetings. His main interests are Taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, ecology and biodiversity of freshwater and soil protozoa, mainly ciliates and testate amoebae.
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