Monograph Of The Spathidiida (ciliophora, Haptoria): Vol I: Protospathidiidae, Arcuospathidiidae, Apertospathulidae

Monograph Of The Spathidiida (ciliophora, Haptoria): Vol I: Protospathidiidae, Arcuospathidiidae, Apertospathulidae
Tags: Wilhelm Foissner

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.